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The spring newsletter features "Endangered Georgetown," an update on the restoration of the museum's reproduction of the tavern sign, "Revolutionary Tidbits," the GFD honors three firefighters who died as a result of the "Christmas Day Fire" of 1885, and more!


Wednesday, June 18, 7 PM

The Georgetown Historical Society invites the public to a talk by Joe D'Amore on the book "Above the Last Pond: The Federal City Settlement in the Hampshire Woods, Georgetown," by John Soucy. Learn about the generations of the Hardy family that lived in the small settlement at the edge of town in the 1700s. This free event will take place in the Georgetown Library Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 21, 12:45 PM

The Georgetown Historical Society invites you to join Joe D'Amore on a hike of Georgetown's Hampshire Woods, including a visit to the remains of the historic Federal City settlement, as well as the scenic Duffy's Landing. Hikers will meet at the Groveland Business Park, just over the town line on Route 97. The hike will last about two hours. Free event.


The Georgetown Historical Society has a new exhibit, Georgetown in the Civil War, at the Brocklebank Museum. The exhibit features Civil War uniforms and weapons, along with many other interesting items relating to the men and women from Georgetown who served in the war. Learn about the bullet (on display) that killed two men!

The Brocklebank Museum has a rich history with strong ties to the Civil War. Reverend Charles Beecher and his wife Sarah, owned the house from 1859 - 1869. Reverend Beecher's stories of the horrors of slavery that he witnessed while living in Louisiana helped inspire his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, to write the book Uncle Tom's Cabin. President Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, called her "the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." Charles and Sarah's oldest son, Frederick, was wounded at Fredericksburg in 1862, and was severely wounded at Gettysburg in 1863.

The Brocklebank Museum will be opening on June 22 and will be open every Sunday through Columbus Day Weekend from 2 - 5 PM. Other times and days by appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65+) and students (under 18).

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July 14, 2013