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The Leominster Historical Society is pleased to announce that its Summer 2004 Exhibit, 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.

The 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 front.

Click here for more information about the letters.

Self-guided 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.

Members of 15th MA Regiment fire a salute at Opening CeremonySome 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).

Calendar 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
Donation encouraged

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.

Be sure to take a look at our Summer/Fall Calendar


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17 School Street   Leominster, Massachusetts 01453   Tel. 978-537-5424
HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 9am to noon, or by appointment