Graveyard Tour

May 10       6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

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Illustrated Lecture:  Monumental Genius: 

James G. Batterson, The Civil War and the Making of Monuments

May 10       7:30 PM 8:30 PM

 

Born in Bloomfield (then Windsor) in 1823, James G. Batterson today is best known  as the founder of Traveler’s Insurance Company.  He was first and foremost a gravestone and monument maker who parlayed his political connections into commissions for the most important war memorials and monuments in the country.   Join historian Bill Hosley for fascinating insights into the life of a famous Windsor native, and an armchair tour of the Civil War memorials he built.  Come at 6:30 to view some Batterson gravestones in Palisado Cemetery; illustrated lecture begins at 7:30.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4.  688-3813 for more information.

 

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