Monday, July 11, 2011

"Footsteps of Heros" walking tours, Newburyport, MA

Photo, courtesy Aileen Kelly

Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport

Questions? contact Bill Hallett @ 978.994.4717

Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 5-6:30pm
Saturday, August 6. 2011 @ noon-1:30pm
Begins and ends in front of 57 State St. (Arthur Page Insurance Co) located at State and Pleasant Sts. (tour length ~ 90 min.)

Bill and Liz Hallett will lead us back in time to the mid-19th century and the conflict that nearly tore the country apart. Newburyport is rich in Civil War history and now those times get their due. See the location of the family dry goods store where Capt. Bartlett worked before becoming a casualty of the Battle of Antietam. See the location of the old meeting house where Frederick Douglas spoke against slavery on his first New England tour. See the home of a prominent citizen and presidential hopeful who was a dear friend of Jefferson Davis. Intersperse these sites with the accounts of famous ships and a Newburyport man who became a Confederate General. Find out what Mayor Jackman and the city did upon hearing of the Lincoln Assassination, and more!

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