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Coffee & A Good Book: “Long Island and the Civil War” at Hallockville Museum Farm

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is better than getting all cozy with a cup of coffee and a good book when the weather is chilly? Come join us at Hallockville for our Coffee & a Good Book Winter Lecture Series, being held between February and March! This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission: honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a presentation about their coffee philosophy and with samples. So come grab a cup o’ joe, warm up, and enjoy this great lecture series with us.
February 24th, 1PM – 3PM
Long Island and the Civil War
Presenter, Bill Bleyer will bring you back to the time of the War between the States. Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War deeply affected all of its residents. More than three thousand men–white and black–from current-day Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties answered the call to preserve the Union. While Confederate ships lurked within eight miles of Montauk Point, camps in Mineola and Willets Point trained regiments. Local women raised thousands of dollars for Union hospitals, and Long Island companies manufactured uniforms, drums and medicines for the army. At the same time, a little-remembered draft riot occurred in Jamaica in 1863. Local authors Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer explore this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidential campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders on the battlefield and at home.


February 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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