Meetings & Events
Regular meetings are held in April, May, June, September and October at 7:00pm, at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster NY. Special events at other times and locations.
UPCOMING MEETING – September 24, 2014 – 7:00PM at the Lancaster Municpal Building
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our previously scheduled speaker has had to cancel his appearance. In its place, historian Kevin O’Beirne will present “From Lieutenants to Generals: The Lives of Commissioned Officers in the United States Infantry during the Civil War”.
The presentation, presented using PowerPoint, will cover the roles, responsibilities, and everyday life of commissioned officers in the Union Army, and an overview of commissioned officer uniforms and equipment.
The presenter is Kevin O’Beirne, an environmental engineering consultant from Hamburg, NY and is a professional engineer licensed in NY and PA. Mr. O’Beirne has published over 20 magazine and newspaper articles on the Civil War, and is a co-author of the book The Columbia Rifles Research Compendium. A Civil War reenactor for 20 years, Mr. O’Beirne participated with Buffalo’s 155th New York (1993-1999) and with the Columbia Rifles (2000-present).
SPECIAL EVENT: Civil War Candlelight Tour Saturday Evening, September 27, 2014 at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY 14086. First tour begins at 6:30 PM This unique, intimate and moving theatrical event presents numerous scripted Civil War scenarios by candlelight. Small group tours are lead from scene to scene by a docent guide throughout the evening. The 2014 Tour will present new scenarios featuring true events that are little known – even to many Civil War buffs. Candlelight Tour tickets are Available by PRESALE RESERVATION ONLY: $12 PER PERSON Tickets are limited and may sell out well in advance of the event. Please call for your reservation: 716-741-7032
October 11, 2014 (saturday) 10AM-4PM - Living history at Lancaster (NY) schoolhouse, Bowen Rd. and WIlliam Street, in conjunction with the Lancaster Historical Society.
October 24 (Friday) 7:30PM – First-person presentation by “General Ulysses S Grant” , as portrayed by Dr. E.C.Fields, Jr. – “The Vicksburg Campaign” . This program will be held at a NEW LOCATION- Cheektowage Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Also note this program will be at 7:30PM