150th Anniversaries Celebration Today!

black-soldiersToday, July 27, 2013, between 11am and 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are pleased to sponsor a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library also wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Boston Public Library Foundation (BPLF) in assisting us with opening our branch library for this Sesquicentennial event.