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April 19th, 2017 Categories: Other Libraries

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?
To: eleanor@goshenpubliclibrary.org

Hi Eleanor,

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!

Thank you!

Best regards,


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.


You can let the event organizers know you will be attending by emailing them at events@sewardhomestead.org or by calling 845-294-3839.


Photo caption:
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



Eleanor Kuhns
Goshen Public Library
203 Main Street
Goshen, New York

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