Civil War Reunions in Weirs Beach

The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host Civil War Reunions in Weirs Beach, an illustrated talk by C. Ian Stevenson, at the Laconia Public Library on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Stephenson, who holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University in American and New England studies, recently completed his dissertation, "This Summer-Home of the Survivors: The Civil War Vacation in Architecture and Landscape, 1878-1918." His talk will focus on the New Hampshire Veterans Association waterfront site at Weirs Beach, discussing the ways that Civil War Veterans used architecture and landscape to heal wartime trauma and to preserve their legacy. The program, at Rotary Hall on the lower level of the library, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-527-1278, or email (Courtesy image)

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