The Salmon Brook Historical Society of Granby 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. The lectures are running on the second Wednesday of April, May & June 2012.
Our first Lecture - Why the Civil War:
Presentation by historian and author Richard Meyer In his lecture, Mr. Meyer will discuss the Missouri Compromise, the Lecompton Constitution, and the Dred Scott case. Mr. Meyer said, ‘The Civil War was not caused by slavery, as some historians assert. The preamble to the... War goes back many years before 1861, and when we look at all those factors, we have a much better understanding of our country’s history and the War itself.
Mr Meyer, a retired aerospace engineer, is active in the Salmon Brook Historical Society, the Simsbury Historical Society, the New England Antique Arms Society, and the Hartford Civil Ware Round Table. He and His wife live in Granby.
The doors of the Workshop building, at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby will open at 6:45pm, the lectures will begin at 7pm and will run approximately 1½ hours.
Admission at the door is $5, FREE for Society members. (Not a member - Become one today! Details at salmonbrookhistorical.org) We look forward to seeing you there.