Fort Ethan Allen Museum
Ethan Allen Living History Day
August 1, 2009
marks the 100th anniversary of the
famous Buffalo Soldiers, 10th Cavalry US, being
posted to Fort Ethan
Allen in 1909. Partly because of that anniversary the 9th
Cavalry Association is holding its 143rd Annual
Burlington this summer. A group of people working on the Reunion
would be great to have a Fort Ethan Allen Living History Day to
history of the Fort and to open it to both the 9th
Cavalry and to any local people who wanted to attend.
August 1, 2009 is the day
and the festivities
kick off with a parade at 11 A.M. down Dalton Drive beside the Fort
grounds. One of the
exciting elements of
the parade is we have up to 50 re-enactors on horseback in period
scheduled. We also have the 40th U S Army Band
there in the Parade
and for a concert in the afternoon.
Planning for the day.
There will be historical addresses, walking tours of the Fort, several historical societies and groups will have displays, musical entertainment on the parade grounds, the Water Tower and the Fort Ethan Allen Museum open. The Vermont National Guard Museum at Camp Johnson will be open. There will be food vendors on the green, so you can plan to come mid morning, watch the parade, have a fun lunch, listen to the talks and take the tours. A fun day for the family soaking up local history. All events (except lunch) are free and open to all.