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2009 Schedule

The Cromwell Historical Society


Presents the


Juleps & Viragoes Presidential

Ball of the Rebellion


Given in honour of the Bicentennial of  

Abraham Lincoln's Birth


Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 6:30 until 11:00

The Cromwell Town Hall

43 West Street in Cromwell, Connecticut


Tickets: $25 in advance, $ 30 at the door

All proceeds benefit the Cromwell Historical Society


        Live Civil War-Period Music

        Special Guest: President Abraham Lincoln

        Generous Refreshment Buffet

        Dances taught and called

        Period or Modern Formal attire encouraged



Juleps & Viragoes, the living history department of the Cromwell Historical Society at the 1853 Stevens-Frisbie House, cordially invites you to attend the premier event of the 1865 social season: The Presidential Ball of the Rebellion.  While period attire is encouraged and admired, formal attire of the twenty-first century will be equally at home.  Dressing rooms are available at the Hall.  Any questions regarding attire of any kind may be addressed to Juleps & Viragoes at the Cromwell Historical Society, (860) 635-0501.


If your dancing slippers are mouldy with disuse, not to worry! Mr. Strein and Ms. Brettman will explain each simple dance so as to inspire you with confidence and grace. President Abraham Lincoln will make an appearance and greet guests as they approach

a generous refreshment buffet midway through the evening. J&V sincerely hopes to see you at the Presidential Ball of the Rebellion, the most civil affair to arise from the era of the Civil War.