Meetings & Events

   

 

MEETINGS

Regular meetings are held in April, May, June, September and October at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster NY. Special events at other times and locations.

Directions: Take Broadway (Rte.20) to Lancaster. Near the intersection of Broadway and Central Avenue, you will turn onto Legion Drive (Picasso’s Pizza is on the corner), take the first left into the parking lot for the Municipal Building to park. Enter at the REAR DOOR to the right and take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor. Once you’re there you’ll see us!

PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULING CHANGES

Sep. 28, 2017 – 7:00PM – lecture – Carleton Young – “Civil War Letters”

Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there.
Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two Vermont soldiers. In Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War, he tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek. They then preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters. Rediscovered after 150 years, their letters offer fascinating insights as seen through the eyes of two soldiers fighting in America’s great Civil War.

Oct. 26, 2017 – 7:00PM – lecture – Dr. Chris Mackowski, “Vicksburg & the Rise of Grant” (NOTE: This meeting will be held at the Gateway Building, 3555 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell, NY 14219)