Dr. Lee to Speak at West Haven Flag Day Ceremony June 13

Dr. Lee to Speak at West Haven Flag Day Ceremony June 13

Dr. Henry C. Lee, chaired professor and renowned forensic scientist, will speak at the Flag Day ceremony at the Ward-Heitmann House and Museum, 277 Elm Street, West Haven, on Friday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m.

The ceremony will begin with a procession of military, police and fire color guards from the West Haven Library to the museum. Lee will be accompanied on the procession by children from Bailey Middle School. Drummers for the Bailey Middle School Band, which will perform during the ceremony, will accompany the marchers. Entertainment will be provided by the Bailey School Music Department.

“It is interesting that Dr. Lee, a man of renown for 21st century science and ideas will be entering a 17th century world when he walks into the picket fence enclosure at the house,” said Joseph Weber, a 10-year member of the Ward-Heitmann House Museum Foundation and widely known for his commitment to protecting the integrity of the house, West Haven’s oldest surviving structure.

The ceremony will also include recognition of winners of a competition for West Haven students in grade one through eight who were asked to render an artistic representation such as a poem, a short story or an essay about their favorite founding mother of the nation.

The Ward-Heitmann House dates to at least 1726 and, perhaps, to 1684. The house, which has four rooms, has also been a home, a dame’s school, a tea room and an antique shop. Listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.wardheitmann.org

In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at West Woods, 85 Chase Lane.

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