Friday, November 23, 2012

Follow Friday: Revolutionary CT

  Founded by the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution and a group of museums and historic sites, RevolutionaryCT.com is designed to encourage Connecticut residents to explore their Revolutionary heritage. Much of the site is tourism oriented. For example, the site helps tourists "letterbox" their way through historic sites. (If, like me, you didn't know what letterboxing is... Here's an explanation.) However, there are some nice features for those who can't visit. "Featured Places" profiles historic homes or people related to the war.  A "Timeline" traces the Revolutionary War experience of the men who owned the house museums. The "Gallery" offers images from the collections of these museums. "Blog" is largely aimed at house museums and reenactors but is worth a read if you're interested in finding about how the site runs. RevolutionaryCT.com  is just getting started... but it shows a lot of promise.

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