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The New England Civil War Museum


April 13th - 7:30 PM - Matthew Reardon
    Preserved for History: Reconstructing        the Lost Diary of Charles H. Culver,          Co. G, 8th Connecticut Infantry

May 4th - 7:30 PM - Rick Forziati
    Sedgwick at Chancellorsville

June 1 - 7:30 PM - Greg Susla
    Letterman and Modern Medicine

Sept. 7th - 7:30 PM - Carolyn Ivanoff          Book Launch Party! We Fought at Gettysburg: Firsthand Accounts by the Survivors of the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Nov. 2nd - 7:30 PM - Drew Gruber              The 1862 Siege of Yorktown, Virginia

The New England Civil War Museum

is located in Vernon, Connecticut. The museum and research center resides in the historic downtown section of Rockville.  It is housed within an original Grand Army of the Republic meeting hall and contains numerous one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Civil War, with an emphasis on Connecticut's contributions. The library and research center contain hundreds of books and periodicals for research and study.  


The museum and library, originally founded by Burpee Post #71 in 1896, now administered by Sons of Union Veterans Alden Skinner Camp #45, serves as the premier place for historians and enthusiasts alike to study and conduct research related to the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Sons of Union Veterans in southern New England.

The museum is OPEN every Saturday and Sunday

from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, excluding holidays. Admission is FREE.

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"You got quite a museum here."

-Ed Bearss,

Former Chief Historian National Park Service

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