Library to screen student’s Civil War documentary

A student-created documentary about Greenwich’s role in the Civil War will be screened at the Greenwich Library on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Greenwich High School student Grant Radulovacki’s passion for the Civil War led him to create “Greenwich for the Union!,” a story about the contributions of Greenwich soldiers to the Union’s victory. The film will start [...]

Seymour Historical Society Presents Civil War Folk Music

The music of a Connecticut composer who wrote some of the biggest hits of the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s will be performed at a special program at the Seymour Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.
Rick Spencer, accompanying himself on guitar and banjo, will play the songs of Henry Clay Work, a native [...]

Winsted monument getting buffed

A team of Civil War buffs is cleaning and repairing a monument at Forest View Cemetery dedicated to the man who led a charge at the battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia in 1864.
Two members of the National Park Rangers at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Maryland are working on the project with volunteers from [...]

Fundraising for civil war monument on target

The campaign to raise money for a new Civil War monument on Memorial Boulevard is right on target, organizers said.
“The people in Bristol have been so generous,” said Tom LaPorte, a member of the Civil War Monument Committee.

General Mansfield House Open On Connecticut Open House Day

The Middlesex County Historical Society invites area residents to visit the General Joseph Mansfield House on Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The house is located at 151 Main St., Middletown.
Available for viewing is the society’s award winning exhibit, “Hard & Stirring Times: Middletown and the Civil War.” [...]

Noted Historian Discusses Lincoln’s Military Role

Was Abraham Lincoln, as commander in chief of the nation’s military, the best man for the job of saving the Union during the American Civil War? Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson believes he probably was.
In a public lecture delivered last Thursday at The Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Mr. McPherson, a Princeton emeritus professor of United [...]

Re-enactments mark restoration, opening of war memorial

If you hear cannons from the summit of East Rock Saturday, don’t run for cover.
It’s just a major encampment of military re-enactors from four different wars who are kicking off this year’s celebration of the restoration and reopening of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
“They’re doing a major re-enactment at the top of East Rock on [...]

Volunteers needed to help clean up historic cemeteries

The Easton Cemetery Committee is inviting volunteers to help with the restoration of Gilbertown and Center Street cemeteries during a Clean-up Day April 10.
Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, executive director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network, will lead a clean-up workshop and provide instruction on how to clean and reset some of the fallen tombstones.
The goal is to clean [...]

Lincoln’s ghost in Norwich Tuesday

When presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln came to Norwich on March 9, 1860, Connecticut was abuzz about the rousing anti-slavery speech he had recently delivered in New York.
The Connecticut chapter of the Wide Awakes, a political rallying committee for Lincoln, prepared fitting welcomes for his tour through the Nutmeg State, while Gov. William A. Buckingham was [...]

Civil War is focus of Historical Society’s March 11 talk at Easton Library

Civil War historian David Koch will give a free lecture on “Connecticut in the Civil War” on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Easton Public Library community room, 691 Morehouse Road.
Koch is a history professor at Housatonic Community College. His talk is sponsored by the Historical Society of Easton.