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        Memorial Building, Sun, Jan. 21, 1 pm

 

Ever wonder what home entertainment was like, back in the early days of the 20th Century when there was no Television or Radio?
This musical slideshow lecture unlocks a Time Capsule of History about Edison’s favorite invention, The Phonograph. Come enjoy an entertaining look and listen to the Wonderful early entertainers and their performances on Black wax, Amberol cylinders, and Diamond Disc records circa the first 25 years of the 20th Century.


A question and answer period will follow the program. Members are also encouraged to bring any interesting early phonographs or records they may have at home, for which they may need information about the history or possible repairs.

Admission: $5


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Memorial Building, Wed, Feb. 28, 7 pm

This talk discusses the financial hardships that the civilian population suffered during the War. There was a tremendous coin shortage at home and it made doing business extremely difficult. How did the general population get by? During the presentation, a lot of Civil War-related artifacts are passed around for the audience to see up close. Coins, bullets, grapeshot, tokens, paper scrip, and Confederate money will be available for the audience to examine. Tokens issued by some of the characters of the era will be discussed. Ever hear of Philip Best who issued a token in Milwaukee, WI? He had a pretty daughter who married a Union officer by the name Pabst! Besides Civil War jewelry and Sutler tokens, the other stories involve the unsung common soldier doing his duty for his country.
Dana Zaiser currently holds the position of Vice President of the Old Colony Civil War Round Table of Dedham, MA (www.occwrt.org). Over the years, he has traveled to several battlefields including Antietam and Gettysburg and has been fortunate enough to have had two award-winning articles published on the War.

$5 admission respectfully requested

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