Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Pat and Don hit the road in search of Porter's past!
Two dedicated Civil War historians and Strawbery Banke Museum interpreters, Pat and Don Trefethen, depart on 25 August for Gettysburg. They will then visit Manassas on 29 Sunday. Follow this blog for photos of their trip to this critical place in Porter's life.
In mid- September, they will take a research trek to West Point, where Don was an NCO...Master Sergeant...for almost his entire 30 year career as well as being a drummer in the Hellcats...the USMA Band group attached to the cadets at West Point. They also hope to locate both Porter's grave in Brooklyn and his home in Morristown, NJ.
This knowledgeable and energetic team have already started research and design for a Porter walking tour of Portsmouth, which will be added to the Museum's tour roster for the season.