Hay Lake School Speaker Series Sunday August 27th @ 2pm
Museum Director Dustyn Dubuque shares the harrowing tale of Civil War soldier Newell Burch who survived the Battle of Gettysburg and 21 months in POW camps including the notorious Andersonville.
WCHS Fall Membership Dinner Meeting – Thursday September 28th 5:30pm – 9pm Lowell Inn
The Washington County Historical Society will hold its Fall Membership Dinner Meeting at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater. The featured Speaker will be Carolyn Porter who will talk about he letters she found in a Stillwater antique shop that led her to create a new font and led her to Europe to find the identity of the author of the letter and to his family still living.
Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn’s increasingly desperate search to uncover the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she continues to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited almost seventy years to be reunited with his family.