Wyoming Commemorative Association to hold ceremony at Wyoming Monument on Saturday, July 4

July 2nd, 2015 10:15 am

WYOMING — The Wyoming Commemorative Association will host a commemoration starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue.

This will mark the 237th anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming. The 137th annual commemorative service will begin at 10 a.m. with a concert by the Wyoming Valley Band. At 10:30 a.m., Wyoming Commemorative Association President Frank E.P. Conyngham will lead the ceremony. State Representative Aaron Kaufer, 120th District, is the chair of the ceremony.

Floral tributes and a musket volley by the Revolutionary War Reenactors will be from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Principal speaker Dr. Michael J. Lewis, a professor of art history at Williams College, will speak at 11:20 a.m.

The Battle of Wyoming, often referred to as the “Wyoming Massacre” took place in what is now Exeter on July 3, 1778. The Wyoming Monument is the burial site of many of the victims of the battle.

The Wyoming Commemorative Association was founded in 1877 to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle, which occurred in 1878. The annual commemoration has taken place every year since.