Nearly four decades after the last Danbury State Fair, Uncle Sam is back home in Danbury and Mayor Mark Boughton has announced that there will be a special dedication ceremony to welcome Uncle Sam back home.

The 38-foot high statue spent close to forty years at an amusement park in Lake George, N.Y. after it was purchased in 1981. Now after a cost of close to $50,000 the statue is back in Danbury and standing proudly outside the Danbury Railway Museum. To honor both the statue's history and return to the city, Mayor Mark Boughton has announced that a special dedication ceremony will be happening at the Danbury Railway Museum on July 25th at 2 pm.

The Mayor had this to say in a special City of Danbury press release about the dedication:

The Uncle Sam statue is an iconic piece of Danbury’s history and we are proud to honor that. To see so many individuals and businesses go out of their way to show support for this initiative shows us how special this piece of history is to our community.

The Mayor will lead the dedication ceremony, along with other guest speakers on July 25 and we'll be there to cover it, so be on the lookout for that.