Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The opening of the exhibition "General Fitz John Porter: Hero or Coward?" is in just a month-- May 1st. Full rooster of events through October coming shortly. The catalog will be available in May as well. Details to follow.
General Fitz John Porter's 1860 Field Officers Regulation Presentation Sword. Recent acquisition by Strawbery Banke Museum
Image courtesy of Brian Smestad, Blue Tree LLC
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport
With the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in April, Bill & Liz Hallett are hosting two walking tours in April.
Join us on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. or Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2 p.m.
The 90 minutes walking tour features sites and stories of Newburyport ’s Civil War history including Albert W. Bartlett and the first troops who left the Clipper City; stories of the shipyard; a local politician (and dear friend of Jefferson Davis) who almost ran against Lincoln for president; stories of Frederick Douglass’ visit; a Newburyporter who would become a Confederate General and more!
The tour begins and ends at 57 State St (Arthur Page Insurance Co). Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Tips are welcome and a portion of which will go to historic preservation.
For more information, please email: