The Salmon Brook Historical Society is presenting a three part Lecture Series on the Civil War. We've partnered with Holcomb Farm, which has graciously offered us the use of their Workshop building. This is our second lecture, the final one will be presented on June 13th.
Join us on May 9th for our second lecture - The Words of Granby's Civil War Soldiers and Families:
Local residents will bring to life original letters and diaries written by Granby soldiers and their families. You will meet a very interesting group of people. Col. Richard E. Holcomb was a self-taught engineer, a strict, demanding officer and a loving father. His daughter, Mary Holcomb Loomis will talk about her heroic father. Hear excerpts from Addie Holcomb’s diary and letters she saved from her cousin Sgt. Richard Henry Lee. As we share the letters from Pvt. Lewis Holcomb, they will reveal a delightful sense of humor and his desire to learn about the strange Southland he was in. The diaries of Cpl. Leland Barlow were also saved and as we read his words aloud you will share in this portrayal of the misery, hunger, filth and despair of Andersonville Prison.
The doors of the Workshop building, at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby will open at 6:45pm, the lecture begins at 7pm and will run approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Admission at the door is $5, FREE for Society members. (Not a member - Become one today! Details at www.salmonbrookhistorical.org) We look forward to seeing you there.