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September 16, 2013

Visit Brocklebank Museum during Trails & Sails 2013

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Historical Society will be hosting an open house at the Brocklebank Museum on Sept. 21 and 22 and Sept. 28 and 29 from noon to 5 p.m. as part of Trails & Sails 2013.

The museum, located at 108 East Main St., houses many unique and interesting antiques and artifacts, including Georgetown’s legendary “Haunted Meal Chest” and the original 1754 tavern sign, which was fired at by Revolutionary Minute Men on their way to battle.

“Georgetown in the Civil War,” a special exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the war, features Civil War uniforms, weapons, documents and many other items pertaining to the men and women of Georgetown involved in the war, including a bullet that killed two men. Learn about the house’s ties to the famous Beecher family and the abolitionist movement.

Local artist Ed Des Jardins will be selling his artwork at the museum on both weekends, with 20 percent of his sales being donated to the Georgetown Historical Society.

Trails & Sails offers over 200 free events in a unique variety of historic, cultural and natural sites. Visit www.trailsandsails.org for more information, or contact the Georgetown Historical Society at info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com.

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