WORTH NOTING :
IRON HORSES OF THE CIVIL WAR
On May 28 at 7:00 p.m., William
Hallett, author of
and the Civil War, will be speaking at the Georgetown Peabody Library about Civil War era trains. Learn about the importance of the railroads during the Civil war including the true details of the GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE!
Iron Horses Flyer
April 2013 Newsletter
Articles include: Georgetown's Civil War Monument and Letters Home; Iron Horses of the Civil War; Spotlight on Dan Meader; Researching Historic Homes, and Museum Spring 2013 Opening.
GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2012 ANNUAL MEETING
William Hallett, author of the book "Newburyport and the Civil War", was the special guest speaker at the Annual Meeting on December 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Peabody Library Meeting Room.
*CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT AT THE BROCKLEBANK MUSEUM!*
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 23 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).
Please Visit the Society's Online Web Store (link above)
A wide range of Georgetown historical books, woodblocks, historical maps and postcards.
Visitors Since 3/22/07
April 27, 2013