Take a trip back in time to the Civil War
GRAFTON- On Thursday, August 2, at 6 pm, at the Grafton Community Church, 55 Main Street, the Grafton Historical Society and the Vermont Humanities Council present “Grafton and Its People in the Civil War.”
Integrated into this presentation will be the musical songs from that era presented by singer and researcher Linda Radtke and pianist Arthur Zorn. Radtke, dressed in a costume of the period, and Zorn will present the songs popular in Vermont during the Civil War from the sheet music collection at the Vermont Historical Society.
Vermont’s 16th regiment along with the 11th regiment, included many men from Grafton, Chester, and Townshend. Family surnames such as Spring, Daniels, Howe, Park, Tarbell, Sherwin, Robbins, and Rice are still part of the region’s population.
Find out more about who resides in the area’s six cemeteries and the commitments they made to hold the Union together in this turbulent time in history.
The program is free and open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. The GHS will hold its annual meeting, which is also open to the public, prior to the presentation at 5:30 pm in the Grafton Community Church. For more information call (802) 843-2584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.