Discovering the Rochambeau Route, From Breakneck to Newtown, 1781-1782

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What roads did the French Army take to get through Southbury during the Revolutionary War? It’s a question frequently asked by local residents. It’s a question not easily answered though. Only by a systematic analysis of period journals, maps, surveys, correspondence, and a dive into the local land records can one come up with a satisfactory answer.

Join us to learn if the French Expeditionary Force passed through your neighborhood.

John Dwyer and his family came to Southbury in 1984 to move into his wife's, Lynn, ancestral home. Their children were the 8th generation descendants to live there. The proximity to this heritage spurred an interest in antiquities into a study of local history.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 2.



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