Living History: The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment - Fairfield Museum and History Center

Date: 02/17/13
Hours: 2:30pm
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD,All
Price: $5; $3 students ages 6-22; free for children younger than 6
370 Beach Road - 203-259-1598
Fairfield , CT 06824

Description: Join Ben Hawley, Connecticut native and member of the Descendants of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Colored) for a discussion on the creation of the 29th Connecticut, and how Governor William Buckingham bravely stood up against those within the state who opposed a black regiment, as well as Frederick Douglass's support of it.