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Hannibal Historical Society Plans Field Trips

The Officers of the Hannibal Historical Society have been busy planning programs for the 2011-2012 year. A sneak peek of what’s happening this fall reveals that the group is going to take a couple of field trips. The first one is a visit to the Sterling Historical Society on September 26 where Lowell and Carol Newvine are offering the program, “Anna Ella Carroll, the Forgotten Woman of the Civil War” at 7 p.m.

On October 24 at 6:30 at the Oswego Town Hall, George DeMass will talk about the Town of Oswego’s newly acquired statue of Dr. Mary Walker and discuss her life and role in the Civil War.

Lowell Newvine, Hannibal’s Town and Village Historian will host an Archives Day on Saturday, October 22 at the Hannibal Community Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lowell will have genealogy information and Hannibal photographs on hand. The upstairs room will be open for those who wish to view items that have been donated to the Historical Society.

The Historical Society will once again be sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the Village Square beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. Music will be provided by the Port Byron Brass and children will be given ornaments to hang on the tree before it is lighted.

To obtain details of each event, check local publications or send your e-mail address to Carol Newvine at [email protected]