150 Year Anniversary Civil War Reenactment Hits Pittsfield

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WFVX Bangor covered the recent Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War event put on by the Pittsfield community teamLocal & Legendary is a project between MHC and Maine Historical Society, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Posted May 3, 2015 | Written by  Ashley Paul

Local Legendary Pittsfield video“Pittsfield- 150 year-old characters and modern day people came together today at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield to commemorate the American Civil War.

The event was the final piece of a year long project by the Pittsfield Historical Society, Pittsfield Public Library, and the Maine Central Institute to research and establish Pittsfield’s role in the war.

“I think it’s a great event because it creates a common goal for different local societies and organizations to really come together and share the common memories and the local history,” said Guang Shou Yang, an MCI teacher and co-coordinator of the Civil War Program.”

See the full piece here.