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Civil War historian Howard Coffin to offer talk at Rokeby Museum

FERRISBURGH — Howard Coffin, Vermont’s premier Civil War historian, will be at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to celebrate his new book, “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont.” Coffin will shar4e stories from among the hundreds he collected from more than 200 Vermont towns.
Coffin traversed the state for more than six years, searching out monuments, cemeteries, historic sites and buildings — and, above all else, stories. He asserts that Vermont is the best place in the United States to see the country as it was in the Civil War, and “SomethingAbides” will take the reader there. It’s a book to sample at home, but also to keep in the car when traveling the state.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Rokeby Museum is a National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. It connects visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed the land for nearly 200 years.
For more information, contact Jane Williamson, museum director, at 802-877-3406 or rokeby@comcast.net

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