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Our mission is to connect the people of today with the experiences, memories, and humanity of the people of the Civil War era.

The museum and research center resides in historic Rockville, a village of Vernon, Connecticut. 


Housed within an original Grand Army of the Republic meeting hall, the museum contains numerous one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Civil War, with an emphasis on the people and contributions from Connecticut and New England. The library and research center contains hundreds of books and periodicals for study by genealogists, researchers, and those interested in the Civil War alike.  


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 to learn and connect with Civil War history in southern New England.

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