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The Medway Historical Society presents an entertaining and educational Civil War program

Tuesday, June 13th

EXHIBIT opens at 6PM

“To My Dearest” play to begin at 7PM

Thayer Homestead

2B Oak St., Medway

Exhibit including the Civil War Uniform of Medway’s own David Allen Partridge

Meet Medway/Millis Civil War author Tom Ellis

Artwork on display of Medway’s 300th Anniversary

Civil War Reenactment by Paul Rao

"To My Dearest"

The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, George Ward was asked to raise the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. In August 1861, he left his wife, Emily, and their two small children to go to war. They wrote to each other frequently. In all, 116 letters survive in the collection of the Worcester Historical Museum. They detail the pain of prolonged separation, the challenges of single parenting and the horrors of the battlefront.

A talk back with the actors follows the program.

Join Lynne McKenney Lydick and Thomas R. Lydick as they share the personal and poignant letters