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July 9, 2013

Museum brings Civil War soldiers to life


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The Adirondack History Museum is located at the intersection of Court Street (routes 9 and 9N) and Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through mid October.

Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $2 for students; and free for ages 6 and younger.

For more information, call 873-6466, go to or email

Events coming up include Elizabethtown Day at 3 p.m. July 21, historian, author and Elizabethtown Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley will present "A View of Essex County at the Time of the Civil War," with historic photos and a lecture.

Donations benefit the restoration of the stained-glass windows at the Town Hall. Admission to the museum is free to Elizabethtown residents on that day.

The museum's Elizabeth HW Lawrence Summer Lecture Series is ongoing, with presentations at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays (the museum is open at 6 p.m. prior to the talks).

Here's the schedule:

July 16: "An Overview of the Civil War," by Andy Buchanan, a North Country resident and lecturer in global and military history at the University of Vermont.

July 23: "On the Trail of the USS Monitor," by Morris Glenn, author and historian, who will present the history of the Crown Point iron mining industry and its role in the Civil War.

July 30: "Between This World and the Next: The Adirondack Regiment/118th New York Volunteers," by Sharp Swan, author and historian.

Aug. 6: "Company H and the New York 5th Calvary Regiment," by Brent Vosburg, a writer from Elizabethtown. His great- grandfather served in the 5th New York Cavalry at Hanover.

Aug. 13: "Vignettes of the Home Front in the Civil War," by Carol Blakeslee-Collin, journalist.

Aug. 20: "Roundtable Discussion with Civil War Historians and Researchers." The public is invited to share Civil War family stories, artifacts and letters with Civil War enthusiasts and researchers.

Aug. 27: "Voices of the Civil War," based on readings from Civil War letters and diaries. Wine and cheese reception and Civil War music.

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