First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that The Office of the State Historian & Connecticut Humanities' ‘Today in Connecticut History’ series is featuring the marriage of John Hancock at the Burr Mansion on the Old Post Road in Fairfield which occurred on this 28th day of August in 1775.
To read or listen to the article, please click here, https://todayincthistory.com/2018/08/28/august-28-john-hancock-gets-married-in-fairfield/.
Mike Jehle, Executive Director of the Fairfield Museum and History Center, said, “Burr Mansion continues the great tradition of historic weddings today as one of the area’s most popular wedding venues. Visit www.fairfieldhistory.org/site-rentals/burr-mansion for more information.”
First Selectman Tetreau stated, “The state-wide recognition of John Hancock’s wedding at our beautiful Burr Mansion is a wonderful way to honor Fairfield’s long and rich history. As the fourth oldest town in Connecticut founded only 19 years after the pilgrims arrived in America, Fairfield has many great stories to tell and be proud of.”
'Today in Connecticut History' is a collaboration between the Office of the State Historian and Connecticut Humanities with support from the Sue B. Hart Foundation.
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Photo Credit: Fairfield Museum and History Center