Thursday, February 19, 2015

Michael Barrett to speak at Waterford Historical Museum’s March Lecture

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center will hold its final 2014-2015 winter lecture series event with Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway. Barrett will present an illustrated lecture about Troy, New York’s role and impact in the Civil War. The lecture will begin at 7 PM on March 10th at CHROME FOOD AND SPIRITS, located at 405 Hudson River Road in Waterford, New York.

Although all the Civil War battles took place well south of Troy, New York, the city was involved in all aspects of the war. Strong pre-war abolition fervor and the riotous escaped slave incident of 1860 helped to shape the national consciousness. Her bustling industries and prominent military and political personalities did much to further the Federal war effort. Her soldiers bore the burden of participating in the every major battle, and avenged both the first and the last great casualties of the war.

Michael Barrett’s lecture is the result of over thirty years of research as he presents a true story about the people and events that made a city great during this tumultuous period in American history.

Attendees of the lecture are encouraged to enjoy a delicious meal or a cocktail during the lecture and are welcome to arrive early for a good seat. Admission for the lecture will be $6 for non-members and $5 for members. All proceeds help support the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center and its mission.

For additional information, please contact the Waterford Historical Museum by telephone at 518-238-0809 or by email at You may also visit the website at or our Facebook page.

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