BRANFORD — the Branford Armory will be open to the public for the first time in almost 20 years from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 29 and will be the site of daylong festivities with everything from band concerts, to strawberries.
The Branford Arts Alliance, partnering with the Branford Historical Society, and the Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard will present the activities in celebration of Branford’s 375th birthday.
There will be a concert by the Foot Guard Band, a muster by the Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, a Parade of Flags representing the diverse student population of Branford, and a presentation by Legacy Theatre.
A special art exhibit featuring scenes of Branford as interpreted by local artists, together with vintage paintings will celebrate the beauty of the community. Children will also be showing their own views of the town they love on a clothes line art exhibit.
The Historical Society will also present views of Branford’s rich history.
There will be professionals on hand to appraise your family heirlooms and exhibits that will highlight the special features of each of Branford’s neighborhoods.
A strawberry market will be a reference to the time when Branford supplied strawberries to much of the northeast, and, of course, tours of the iconic Armory will take place throughout the day.