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Bridport Historical Society hosts sharpshooter talk

BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2022 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall.

Featured will be a program by Howard Coffin on Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters. A seventh-generation Vermonter, Coffin is the author of four books on the Civil War. In this program, he will discuss his recent research into this little-recognized group who played a little-known but major role at the battle of Gettysburg. The talk is a Vermont Humanities Council Program.

The Annual Meeting begins at 1 p.m. with a potluck lunch. (Bring a dish to share!) Coffin’s program begins at 2 p.m. The Bridport Historical Society annual meeting will follow the program.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and the Community/Masonic Hall is handicap accessible. The Community/Masonic Hall is located at 52 Crown Point Road on the Village Green in Bridport. For information call 802-758-2218.

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