Living History: The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment

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February 17, 2013

2:30pm.

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages

$5; $3 students ages 6-22; free for children younger than 6

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.

Address: 370 Beach Road
Fairfield , CT 06824
Phone: 203-259-1598
Website: fairfieldhistory.org

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