Our free screening of "Glory", the movie, has been rescheduled from Saturday, February 27th at Kent County High School, to Saturday, March 13th, from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Norman James Theater, Washington College. This event will include discussion of the G.A.R. meeting hall history.
'Glory' the film, spotlights the courageous efforts of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. This black regiment, led by the son of an abolitionist, suffered numerous hardships and privation even before taking the field of battle. Starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick, this film provides insight into the lives of the men who built the G.A.R. Grand Army Hall in Chestertown; in fact, research indicates that at least one of the members of Post #25 served with the 54th Massachusetts.This film is rated (R). A short presentation will accompany the film, introducing the audience to the history of Post #25, the stabilization of the meeting hall by Preservation Inc., and plans for restoring it to its former important place in the fabric of Chestertown and Kent County. This event is free and open to the public.
The Norman James Theater at Washington College campus Map is in William Smith Hall. Check out where William Smith Hall is on this map!
We hope to see you there! Peace.
For more information, please call 410 810 1416 or email AfricanAmericanHeritageCouncil@gmail.com.