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.

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Celebrating 150th Anniversaries on July 27!

black-soldiersThis Saturday July 27, 2013, 11am – 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 sponsoring 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.

Civil War-Era Band to Perform Saturday Oct 8, 2011

National performers the 2nd Carolina String Band will be performing at the Hyde Park Branch Library on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:30am.  Come enjoy authentic string band music of the Civil War era performed on banjo, fiddle, guitar, drums, pennywhistle and flute, by re-enactors of the 2nd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry.  Musical selections are popular songs among soldiers of the Civil War.  For more about the band, visit their website at <http://civilwarband.com/>.  This program is part of the Boston Pubilc Library’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.