Brooklyn - posted May, 07 2013
BROOKLYN- On Wednesday, May 22, and Sunday, May 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will open for the 2013 season with a special 150th anniversary commemorative exhibit. "Civil War Diaries" is an exhibit that tells the story of the creation and early years of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first regiment of freed slaves to be mustered in to fight for the Union, through the letters and diaries of its Colonel, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, its Surgeon, Maj. Seth Rogers, and one of its Captains, James S. Rogers. Also on display are the permanent exhibits of the General Putnam Gallery: "Israel Putnam: Facets of a Hero," the story of the life of the Revolutionary War general, and "General Israel Putnam Remembered," the story of the creation of the equestrian statue that honors him. The handicapped - accessible museum is located at 25 Canterbury Road (Route 169) immediately behind the Gen. Israel Putnam equestrian statue. The Daniel Putnam Tyler Law Office, located behind the museum building, will also open for the season at this time. Both museums are open Wednesdays and Sunday thereafter through Sunday, Oct. 13, and by appointment through Walktober 3013. There is no admission charge for either museum. For more information call 860-774-7728.