History Through Story and Music

The Road to Revolution:
One Family's Struggle in Colonial Connecticut

Play slide show and music

In the years between 1762 and 1774 the traditional order of the colony of Connecticut was thrown into near anarchy. Themselves introduces three Connecticut colonists, two sisters and a brother who still value their family ties as adults but find themselves in growing disagreement as England increases pressure on the colonies with the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. In this family's struggle to understand one another we begin to see why good people across the colony had different answers to the question: Do I support the King or the colonies? Costumes, props, period music and a demonstration of the minuet and a country dance with student volunteers help to illustrate Colonial everyday life.

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