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The winter newsletter features highlights from the annual meeting, historical details and vintage photographs of Old Nancy (plus an overview of Ed Jardains' donation of drawings to the Town). Also featured is the new display at the firehouse of vintage objects pertaining to the history of the Georgetown Fire Department, information about Georgetown's Ice Industry, and more!


Georgetown Peabody Library
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Annual Meeting of the Georgetown Historical Society was held on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM in the Georgetown Library meeting room. We were very pleased that our special guest speaker this year was Georgetown’s own Dan Meader. Dan frequently appears on the new Travel Channel show Dig Fellas, airing on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. He also works for McInnis Auctioneers and was involved in the much publicized Kennedy auction earlier this year.


The Georgetown Historical Society has a new exhibit, Georgetown in the Civil War, at the Brocklebank Museum. The exhibit features Civil War uniforms and weapons, along with many other interesting items relating to the men and women from Georgetown who served in the war. Learn about the bullet (on display) that killed two men!

The Brocklebank Museum has a rich history with strong ties to the Civil War. Reverend Charles Beecher and his wife Sarah, owned the house from 1859 - 1869. Reverend Beecher's stories of the horrors of slavery that he witnessed while living in Louisiana helped inspire his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, to write the book Uncle Tom's Cabin. President Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, called her "the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." Charles and Sarah's oldest son, Frederick, was wounded at Fredericksburg in 1862, and was severely wounded at Gettysburg in 1863.

The Brocklebank Museum will be opening on June 23  and will be open every Sunday through Columbus Day Weekend from 2 - 5 PM. Other times and days by appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65+) and students (under 18).

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