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The New England Civil War Museum


February 2nd -7:30 PM - Paula Hopewell
    Abraham Lincoln, Man of Compassion:  Perspectives from the Mason-Dixon Line

March 2nd - 7:30 PM - Book Launch Party! Bill Liska & Kim Perlotto
    The Eighth Connecticut Volunteer              Infantry in the Civil War

April 6th - 7:30 PM - Matt Reardon
    8th CVI Diary Reconstruction

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

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

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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