The Drummer Boy - Bloomfield, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 49.867 W 072° 44.221
18T E 687915 N 4633501
Quick Description: The Drummer Boy statue is a bicentennial project of the citizens of Bloomfield, CT. It is located on the Village Green off Tunxis Avenue, Route 189, in Bloomfield.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 6:34:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMD5BP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Drummer Boy is a 8' by 6' by 6.33' bronze figure of a Revolutionary War drummer sculpted by Wolfgang Behl and dedicated on July 5, 1976. It was a bicentennial project of the citizens of Bloomfield and part of a larger nationwide celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

A standing male figure, wearing a ponytail, is dressed in Revolutionary War overcoat and boots. He is holding drumsticks in his hands, right above left, and playing a Revolutionary War drum, that was manufactured by the Brown Drum Company of Bloomfield, suspended from his shoulders. Two geese with outstretched necks, and one with outstretched wings, stand to the right side of the drummer. The trio are standing on a low fieldstone base which is surrounded by vegetation.

There are three plaques, one on the base and two on a rock on the grass to the west of the statue. The plaque on the base is inscribed:

THE BROWN DRUM
MADE IN BLOOMFIELD AND CARRIED
IN THE REVOLUTION SYMBOLIZES
THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, JUSTICE
AND EQUALITY WHICH CONTINUES TO
BURN BRIGHTLY IN THIS PROUD
CONNECTICUT TOWN
JUNE 5, 1976

On the grass there are two plaques, one over the other, affixed to a rock. The upper plaque is inscribed:

THE VILLAGE GREEN
SYMBOLIZING THE BEGINNINGS AND
CENTER OF COMMUNITY LIFE
THE BLOOMFIELD VILLAGE GREEN
HAS EXISTED SINCE THE 1700'S
RESTORED BY WINTONBURY PARK
REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
WINTONBURY PARISH 1735
TOWN OF BLOOMFIELD 1835
1963-1973
BLOOMFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The lower plaque is inscribed:

THE DRUMMER BOY
WOLFGANG BEHL, SCULPTOR
FOR THE BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE
JUNE 1976

Parking: N 41° 49.916 W 072° 44.149

Address or General Location of Marker: Village Green - Bloomfield

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