Battle Of Chase Farm
Saturday, October 21st (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
For the first time, we will be hosting Revolutionary War re-enactors at Chase Farm Park. This one-day event is expected to draw close to 200 or so re-enactors to portray camp life, perform drills, act out different scenarios. While Hearthside wasn’t even around during the Revolutionary War, there is a strong history within the house connected to the War. A very famous ancestor of Arnold Talbot (owner of Hearthside 1904-1926) was Silas Talbot of Providence, his great, great grandfather. Silas’ portrait hangs over the dining room fireplace at Hearthside as the patriarch of the Talbot family. Silas Talbot was a courageous hero who distinguished himself as both an army colonel and as a highly successful naval captain during the American Revolution. Later in life he served as commander of the U.S.S. Constitution.