News and Events

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Veterans Day School Visits  In celebration of Veterans Day 2023, volunteers from the Stratford Veterans Museum attended and spoke at assemblies at several schools in the Stratford School District. PICTURES

First Annual Stratford Veterans Parade and Veterans Day Services  Members of the Stratford Veterans Museum participated in the 2023 (first annual) Stratford Veterans Parade and Veterans Day Services at Academy Hill. PICTURES   

BHS Veterans Day Celebration  Stratford Veterans Museum members were among the guests and presenters at the Annaul Bunnell High School Veterans Day celebration. PICTURES 

PumpkinFest 2023  The Stratford Veterans Museum was well represented at the 2023 PumpkinFest at Boothe Memorial Park. Check out our PICTURES.

Bunnell Football Players Score Volunteer Touchdown! Six Bunnell High School football players, along with their coach Pat Conlogue, recently toured the Stratford Veterans Museum and helped out with moving some items out of the attic and other jobs while there. The players were: Captain Patrick Susezk, Captain Tommy Debernardo, Captain Brian Gonzalez, Senior Billy Neuygen, Senior Luke Ryan,and Sophomore Trent Raffalee. Thanks to these great players for their help. SEE PICTURES

Celebrating a Friend   On Sept. 28 supporters of the Stratford Veterans Musem gathered at the museum for a thank you celebration for Patrick Leonard, who was resposible for planning, soliciting donations of materials and building the facility's patio. For more on the good work done by Mr. Leonard please see our Monthly Contributor's Column oppost this story. PHOTOS 

Veterans Museum Mural Dedicated   On Flag Day, June 14, 2023, Mayor Laura Hoydick and the leadership of the Stratford Veternans Museum dedicated a mural painted by a group of creative and thoughtful art students at Bunnell High School who made it so the walls behind the museum now have an incredible mural depicting the history of Stratford and its veterans. PHOTOS

Harding High School Students Visit Museum  Students from Harding High visited the Stratford Veterans Museum to tour the museum's three floors of displays, including trying out the flight simulator, the virtual reality Occulus experience and the full size WWI trench section. Take a look here at some visit PHOTOS

2023 Stratford Veternans Breakfast  Veterans from throughout Stratford (including board members and volunteers from the Stratford Veterans Museum) participated in the town's annual veternan's breakfast at Vazzy's Four Seasons. PHOTOS

Remember and Honor  Board members and volunteers from the Stratford Veterans Museum joined veterans and other groups to participate in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Academy Hill and parade in honor of those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice as members of the Armed Forces in our nation's conflicts. PHOTOS

'Veterans Guardian'  The Stratford Veterans Museum is proud to have on display the painting "Veterans Guardian" by artist Christina Bevans. The painting shows the Blackhawk helicopter on display outside of the Sikorsky Aircraft facility in Stratford. Christina is the daughter of volunteer Mark Bevans. PHOTO 

Mural Underway at Museum  Students from Bunnell Hig School  are in the process of painting a mural at the Stratford Veterans Museum's back outside wall that shows the history of Stratford's veterans. Check back to see the progress of the mural. PHOTOS  

St. James 5th Graders Visit Museum Fifth grade students from St. James Parish School paid a visit to the Stratford Veterans Museum to tour the museum's three floors of displays, including trying out the flight simulator, the virtual reality Occulus experience and the full size WWI trench section. Take a look here at some visit PHOTOS.

SHS Football Team Does Some Heavy Lifting Members of the Stratford High School Football team along with their Coach, spent a Saturday at the Stratford Veterans Museum helping to move items out of the museum's attic and into the new storage shed. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help. PHOTOS 

Museum on BHS Podcast Recently Stratford Veterans Musem founding member and treasurer Bill O'Brien had the oportunity to talk about the museum on the Bunnell High School "Bulldog Underground" podcast. Bill's interview starts at teh 16:34 mark. LISTEN TO PODCAST 

We Made the "Best Things to Do" List! The Stratford Veterans Museum was included on the "15 Best Things to Do in Stratford, CT" list compiled by Travel Lens. READ THE LIST 

5th Graders Tour Museum  In the first official field trip to the Stratford Veterans Museum5th graders, their teacher and chaperones had the opportunity to tour the museum's three floors of displays, including trying out the flight simulator, the virtual reality Occulus experience and the full size WWI trench section. Take a look here at some visit photos.

Strivers Help Decorate for Christmas 2022 SEE PHOTOS

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Stratford Veterans Banners  in the News In recognition of Veterans Day, bbanners honoring Stratford veterans were placed around town with the support of the Stratford Veterans Museum have been in the news over the past few weeks. The Connecticut Post newspaper ran this article on the banners. Also a film crew from the Channel 12 news was at the museum just prior to veterans day for a story on the banners and to do an interview with World War II veteran James Vincent Morgia for this report.

Museum Celebrating One Year Anniversary One year ago, on Nov. 13, 2021 the Stratford Veterans Museum officially opened. In recognition of that event we are resharing this moving report of that day from Thomas R. Sulier. A Grateful Nation

Veterans Honored at the Baldwin Center The Stratford Baldwin Center honored veterans on November 10 with a special program to recognize the men and women from town who served our nation in the Armed Forces. Among the groups attending was the Stratford High School Select Choir who sang for the veterans. Video

Veterans Museum Participates in Pumpkin Festival The Stratford Veterans Museum was one of the many groups represented at this year's Pumpkin Festival. SEE PHOTOS 

Stratford Library Staff Visits Veterans Museum The staff of the Stratford Library paid a visit to the museum in late October. During the visit the library staff toured the museum and learned about the resources it has to offer. PHOTOS

Veterans Museum Joins Baldwin Senior Men's Club for Fundraiser The Stratford Veterans Museum worked with the Baldwin Senior Men's Club to host a gold tournament fundraiser at Short Beach to benefit both organizations. Photos 

STRIVERS Visit Museum Recently members of the Stratford STRIVE program visited the Stratford Veterans Museum to meet some of the volunteers and learn a bit about their country’s and town’s histories.  Here are some of the wonderful thankyous they sent. READ MORE

$1,000 Donation to Museum  Sean Michael Green, owner of JDOG Junk Removal and Hauling,  presents a $1000 donation to the museum with his daughter, Zoe. Receiving the check is museum treasurer Bill O'Brien. 

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Museum Receives Grant from Milford Bank Milford Bank recently made a $1,000 grant to the Stratford Veterans Museum. Milford Bank President, CEO Susan Shields presented the grant check to Treasurer Bill O’Brien for the Stratford Veterans Museum.

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Stratford Veterans Museum Openign Day photos

Senator Richard Blumenthal visits Stratford Veteran's Museum PHOTOS 

In Memory of Susan Carol Bolack Sulier: A Word from Home READ MORE   LISTEN TO LETTER SET TO MUSIC 

Quilts of Valor Recognizes Four WWII Veterans. Watch Channel 12’s coverage of the event.

Connecticut Post article on History-Making Stratford "Buffalo Ranger" Donates Medals to Veterans Museum 

Sterling House Day Campers take a field trip to the Stratford Veterans Museum. Photo 

Four recruiters from the Bridgeport Army Recruitment Office made a stop by the Stratford Veterans Museum. Photo 

Connecticut Post Article on the Stratford Veterans Museum

2021 Memorial Day Academy Hill Ceremoney