“Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons Washington’s Eyes & Watchdogs of the Highlands” Zoom Lecture Hosted by the Norwalk Historical Society

Eric Chandler Presenting (Eric Chandler/contributed photo)

NORWALK, CT – In honor of Veteran’s Day and in connection with the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000 BC – 1835”, the Society is hosting the Zoom lecture, “Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons – Washington’s Eyes & Watchdogs of the Highlands” with guest presenter, Eric Chandler, Norwalk Historical Commissioner and Society board member on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $5.00 per household and can be purchased at: www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Once you purchase a ticket, the Zoom link will be at the bottom of your confirmation email. The Zoom link will also be emailed to you 24 hours and 1 hour before the lecture begins.

Join Eric Chandler as he explores the role Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons played during the American Revolution. Many people are unaware that the first commissioned cavalry in the history of the United States was formed in, and consisted largely of men from Connecticut. Commissioned December 12, 1776, Sheldon’s Horse is credited with playing a key role in helping to win the American War for Independence.

About the Presenter: Eric Chandler is retired from a 30+ year career as an underwriter for a leading land title insurance company. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider, and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors. His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing Saxes in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.

This program is in conjunction with the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities – 13,000BC – 1835”, which was funded in part by grants from Connecticut Humanities and the City of Norwalk Historical Commission.
For more information on this event and the Norwalk Historical Society visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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