March 7, 2019 – Thurs - 7PM - “Milo Starks, Not Just a Civil War Hero” (Presenter: Dr. Bill Andrews)
Milo Starks was a resident of the town of Sweden. He was a Civil War hero and one of the leaders of the 140th New York infantry on Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He was wounded 4 times during the Civil War and was eventually killed at Laurel Hill, May 10, 1864. What was his life like prior to his life in the Civil War? This evening will look at the extraordinary life of Milo Starks through a series of letters written before the Civil War. Free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served following the program.
(Possible Program) Week of March 18 – 22, 2019 – “The Civil War” (Guest Presentation) TBA.
Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer, Historian, is looking into this.
April 17, 2019 – Wed - 7PM - “And Papa Called Hoorah” (Presenters: Dr. Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer and Peggy Fox)
Longtime Brockport historian, Eunice Chestnut, compiled letters of the Morgan family in a 1987 publication called “And Papa Called Hoorah”. This presentation will have a number of readers reciting the letters of the Morgan family. The insight of these letters will give the audience an intimate understanding of the personalities of the Morgan family. This book will be for sale at the completion of the presentation. Free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served following the program.