Leominster Historical Society is pleased to announce that its
The Civil War, featuring
the Charles T. Brown letters, celebrated its Grand Opening on
June 19, with a special flag-raising ceremony by members of Scout Troop
477 The colors were raised accompanied by bagpiper Stuart Paul. The
exhibit will run until Fall.
exhibit highlights a rare collection of letters between Civil War soldier
Charles T. Brown and his dear wife Sarah, a Leominster teacher. The
letters, along with other rare artifacts and relics of war on display will
give you a glimpse into the lives of our brave ancestors from Leominster
and beyond, and from the perspective of the battlefield and the home
Click here for more information about the
tours are free to the public during normal business hours (see calendar
below). Guided tours (private and semi-private) are fee-based and
available by reservation for your next group function. Call the Society
for arrangements (978) 537-5424.
Some of the items on display have never been publicly exhibited. As a
collection, they will not be seen again for decades to come. The Civil War
Exhibit also focuses on Leominster's soldiers, many attached to the 15th
Regiment MVI. Shown here are members of the 15th Mass. Regiment
reenactment group as they fired three volleys at opening ceremonies on
June 11. Discover what invited guests had to say...
If you would like more information or to reserve the exhibit for your next
function, please call 978-537-5424 or stop by the Society, 17 School
Street, in the historic Field School Museum, during business hours (Tues.,
Wed., Sat. 9 am-noon).
of Exhibit Events
Public Self-guided Tours
every Tue-Wed-Sat: 9 am – noon and Sundays 1pm to 3pm
June 11 Private
June 17 - Nashaway Genealogical Society of New England
Guided tour by Exhibit Curator Jane Fischer; genealogy of
Charles & Sarah Brown. 7 pm
June 19 Grand Opening: Public invited, 10 am – 4 pm
August 14 Rotary Luncheon followed by Guided Tour - Noon
September 14 Civil War Round Table Guided Tour. 7 pm
TBA An Evening with the Exhibit Curator - 7 – 9 pm
$35 per person includes light dinner. Exhibit Curator Jane Fischer will
talk about her Exhibit researching experience and will offer an
opportunity for audience interaction.
sure to take a look at our Summer/Fall Calendar