Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and March Public Program
A Slideshow Lecture entitled “Noncombatants - Mount Auburn Residents Who Went to Aid, Comfort & Witness”
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
The Historical Society is pleased to acknowledge the important work of its volunteers in a public ceremony.
The volunteer recognition will be followed by a slideshow lecture at 7:30 PM by Bill McEvoy, a volunteer at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Bill recently conducted a study to commemorate the Sesquicentennial, in April 2011, of the start of the Civil War. The analysis resulted in the identification of 877 people buried and 55 people memorialized at Mount Auburn Cemetery who served in the Civil War. This presentation will recognize some of the noncombatant residents, such as nurses, Sanitary Commission workers, chaplains and war correspondents, who went to war to render medical aid, spiritual ministry and report on the war. A brief overview of the entire project will also be presented.
Mr. McEvoy, a veteran and a resident of Newton, is a graduate of Bentley College, has an MBA from Suffolk College and an MA in Political Science from Boston College.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.