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Listen to Civil War letters at the Gardner Museum with Jan Drake

April 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Janet Drake book

Interested in local history? Genealogist and author Jan Drake will read from letters sent home from the Civil War, followed by a reception on April 6 at the Gardner Museum.

Drake is a retired librarian and hobby genealogist. Her great
grandfather’s cousin George W. Harwood from North Brookfield enlisted in the MA 36th Regiment
of Volunteers which served for three years (1862-1865), travelling with the Ninth Corps primarily
under General Ambrose Burnside. He wrote home almost weekly from 9 states. The program
includes reading from the letters, and maps and photos of people and places mentioned.

Jan has published a book which provides context for George’s letters. Signed copies of the book will be
available for purchase.

Readings from 6:30-7pm along with a reception 7-8pm. Reservation is required for event.



April 6, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gardner Museum
28 Pearl St
Gardner, MA

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