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NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2014

The summer newsletter features a look at the new exhibit, "Early Businesses Of Georgetown", a celebration of the "2014 Massachusetts Historical Commission Local Preservationist Award" for Board member Ed Des Jardins, pictures of the Penn Brook School tour, a tribute to our departed Board Member Terry Hart, a peek at the restored tavern sign hanging, and more!


UPCOMING 2014 EVENTS!

September

September 17, 7:00 p.m.: "Researching your Old Home," a talk by Joe Cornish of Historic New England, at the Georgetown 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 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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