Exhibit in Lowell: Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation

Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, Massachusetts will be hosting a special Abraham Lincoln exhibition from May 15 through June 25, 2010
Learn about the life of United States President Abraham Lincoln at a special exhibition held at Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, Massachusetts from May 15, 2010, through June 25, 2010. Several special events will be [...]

Expert offers to fix decapitated statue for free

A repair expert has offered to fix a vandalized Civil War monument free of charge.
Vandals decapitated the Shirley memorial soldier last month.
Two weeks ago, the 15-pound granite head reappeared in a cemetery.
Residents and town officials were outraged by the incident.

What to read for Passover

Passover 2010 begins tonight and I couldn’t help noticing how many lists of recommended children’s books – including fiction for a wide range of ages – there seem to be related to the holiday. But then that got me wondering – what about books for adults? Is there such a thing as Passover fiction?
There is [...]

Head of Civil War statue is found

It took them a while, but vandals who beheaded a statue of a Union soldier two weeks ago finally had a change of heart.
Police last night found the detached granite head resting on a cemetery wall near the Shirley town common, where the Civil War memorial statue has stood for nearly 120 years.
The crime infuriated [...]

Shirley angry at theft of Civil War statue head

Thoughtless and disrespectful are just some of the words Shirley residents are calling the theft of the head from a statue honoring men from town who fought in the Civil War.
Acting Police Chief Gregory Massak says the vandalism to the cement Union soldier was first reported on March 12, but may have occurred before that.
The [...]

Breen to speak about Civil War

Professor Dan Breen will present a lecture series on the Civil War incorporating Ken Burn’s documentary of the same name.  The series will be held on the following Sundays, all beginning at 2 p.m.: Feb. 7, 21, and 28.  The six session series will cover the period before 1861 through the Battle of Gettysburg in [...]

Civil War black soldiers featured in Braintree museum display

If you’re a Civil War buff, you’ll want to visit the military room of the Braintree Historical Society’s Gilbert Bean Museum and Research Library on 31 Tenney Rd. (across from town hall) during Black History Month when an exhibit honors the 55th Massachusetts Black Infantry Regiment of Volunteers.
This regiment is not to be confused with [...]

WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ‘Of the People: Faces of the Civil War’

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., the Winchester Public Library and the Winchester Historical Society will present “Of the People: Faces of the Civil War.”
Included with the talk by Winchester Historical Society’s Jim Kiely and Barbara Kerr will be an exhibit of photographs from the Medford Historical Society’s world-renowned collection of images from the [...]

Marlborough’s 4-7 School may be named for Civil War soldier

The 4-7 School is one step closer to a new name.
Public Facilities Director John Ghiloni said last night that the Veterans Council voted to name the school after 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb.
Whitcomb was a Marlborough resident killed in Virginia in 1864 during the Civil War, Ghiloni said.

GAR roof a major concern in Lynn

The Grand Army of the Republic building’s curator says $90,000 in roof and window repairs to the historic Andrew Street museum is vital if more than 1,000 in Civil War photographs are to be preserved.
“We’re quite concerned about the photos in the main hall,” said Robert Matthias, referring to 1,243 photographs practically covering the walls [...]