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Monday, June 2, 2014

Find out why Old Glory will fly again at New Haven's historic Pardee-Morris House

NEW HAVEN - The American flag will fly again, on a new flag pole, at The Pardee-Morris House - for the first time in more than a decade, according to a release.
This is possible due to a grant from the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Connecticut and a donation by State Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, and his wife, Ellen, the release said..
 
The New Haven Museum will hold  a flag-raising ceremony at 1 p.m. June 8 "in appreciation of this support," during the opening day of the Pardee-Morris House‚Äôs 2014 summer season, which will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m., the release said  The house is at 325 Lighthouse Road.
 
"Opening day activities also include guided tours of the house, colonial games and arts and crafts."
 
"The flag will be raised on days when the historic site is open for concerts, lectures, tours and exhibits," all of which are free, the release said.. The Pardee-Morris House will be open for tours on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., through August 24, the release said..
 
The Pardee-Morris House "dates from about 1780, and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, and rebuilt and expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum."
 
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