Civil War

250th Anniversary of End of Civil War Celebration | May 1

Come celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the End of Civil War! 54th Regiment reenactors will do an encampment in Rev. Allen Park!


When: Friday, May 1st 2015


Where: Rev Allen Park, Dorchester (First Parish Church)

10 Parish Street, Dorchester >> Read More

Harriet Tubman @ Codman Square Branch Nov. 21

On November 21, Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti will be performing  as Harriet Tubman at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library on November 21 at 6:30 p.m. It is all a part of events commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Born Araminta Ross in 1822, Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy. She escaped from slavery and rescued more than 70 slaves using the network known as the Underground Railroad. Quezaire-Presutti is a professional storyteller who incorporates learning into each of her performances. Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti will tell Harriet’s story in a dramatic performance that connects powerfully with audiences of older children through adults.


The Codman Square Branch is located at 690 Washington Street in Dorchester.

Civil War Dress Discussion Oct. 27

Barbara Pugliese, an expert on dance and costumes from the 19th century, will be discussing dress from the Civil War on October 27 at the Grove Hall Branch Library. She will be discussing the practical and fashionable sides of dress during the time period. The event is part of the Boston Public Library's efforts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. To find out more about the event and others commemorating the Civil War, visit the Boston Public Library's event page here.

Civil War Book Discussion Oct. 12

On October 12th, at 4:00 p.m., Barbara F. Berenson will be discussing her new book, Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism at the Grove Hall Branch. The book outlines four routes visitors can walk in Boston to encounter lesser-known historical sites, for instance, a fugitive slave couthouse that once stood on Court Street. The guide also highlights the civil war significance of spots on the Freedom Trail such as Faneuil Hall where abolitionists and slave owners debated the future of slavery. >> Read More

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