ANNUAL GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Georgetown Peabody Library
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
The Annual Meeting of the Georgetown Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM in the Georgetown Library meeting room. We are very pleased to announce that our special guest speaker this year is 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. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an entertaining evening. Light refreshments will be served, and GHS merchandise will be available for sale.
Newsletter Fall 2013
This spooky Halloween-themed newsletter highlights some old-fashioned customs that took place in Georgetown including early funeral customs, death masks, a strange Victorian custom of photographing the dead, the true tale of Georgetown's Haunted Meal Chest, gravestone carvings, our annual cemetery tours and more!.
GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2012 ANNUAL MEETING
William Hallett, author of the book "Newburyport and the Civil War", was the special guest speaker at the Annual Meeting on December 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Peabody Library Meeting Room.
*CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT AT THE BROCKLEBANK MUSEUM!*
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).
Please Visit the Society's Online Web Store (link above)
A wide range of Georgetown historical books, woodblocks, historical maps and postcards.
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