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“Out of the Shadows: Local Soldiers from the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment”

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join local historian and educator Donna Dufresne for a presentation about the local soldiers of the CT 29th Colored Regiment who fought in the Civil War. Beginning with the story of Charles Webster whose Civil War gravestone stands alone in the Natchaug Forest, Ms. Dufresne shares her research on the soldiers of African and Nipmuc descent who lived in northeast CT. “Out of the Shadows” is based on a curriculum project written by Donna Dufresne which was funded by a grant from The Last Green Valley and sponsored by Windham/Willimantic NAACP. Using census data, period maps, and military records, students who participated in the program identified where some of the local 29th soldiers lived, worked, and/or worshipped, and constructed their stories. This event is subject to change. $12 for Museum members and $15 for the general public. You can purchase tickets in advance through our website, by PayPal, or at the Museum Gift Shop, cash or credit card by Nov. 4 — or pay cash only at the door. There is plenty of on-street parking on Union Street, or you can park in the Museum’s Main Street parking lot.



Windham Textile Museum
411 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226 United States
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