Fwd: Would you mind sending this out?
Another really fascinating lecture.
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From: Roger Dowd
Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Subject: Would you mind sending this out?
Would you mind sending this out for me through the Catskill/Ramapo network on behalf of our organization? It’s for the Seward/Mapes Homestead Restoration group in Florida.
And feel free to attend, yourself!
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Lecture – Fundraiser: April 27, 2017. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The Seward/Mapes Homestead Restoration, Florida, NY 10921
Children of the Civil War
Twelve-year-old Johnny Clem, escaped slave, “Contraband Jackson”, served as a drummer boy and fifteen year old Tillie Pierce served as a nurse at Gettysburg. They were just three of the thousands of boys and girls engaged in the Civil War. whether on the front lines or back home, active in vital adult roles that would astonish us today.
Civil war historian and re-enactor, Yvonne Bigney, promises to bring the subject alive on April 27th! If you saw her presentation on Civil War Women last year at the Center, you know her presentation is bound to be engaging, as well as educational.
Date: Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Location: The Senior Center (next to the Florida Library), 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY 10921
Suggested donations for this fundraiser are: $10 per ticket. $15 for two. Students will be admitted for free.
Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds will support the restoration of the Seward/Mapes Homestead in Florida, NY.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
You can let the event organizers know you will be attending by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 845-294-3839.
Johnny Clem went on to make a career in the military, retiring with the rank of major general on the eve of WWI. He was the last Civil War veteran to actively serve in the U.S. Army. (Photo: Library of Congress)
Media contact: Roger Dowd
Goshen Public Library
203 Main Street
Goshen, New York