Bangor Historical Society Lunch Series to Focus on Civil War

June 28, 2019
Bangor Historical Society Lunch Series to Focus on Civil War
Brown Bag Lunch Series offers presentations on historical topics each month 
BANGOR, ME – The Bangor Historical Society’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues in July with Stories of the 2ndMaine Regiment in the Civil War. Historian and history teacher Ryan Hews will present Gallantry Unsurpassed, offering the inspiring story of Bangor’s early Civil War regiment with a focus on the men whose sacrifices made the difference in several crucial battles. 
“This is a presentation that should be interesting for just about anyone,” said Michael Melochick, executive director of the Bangor Historical Society. “The men of the 2ndMaine Regiment showed incredible leadership during and after the war, and certainly made Bangor proud. It will be a great way to spend a lunch hour leading up to Independence Day.” 
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is held from 12-1 at the Isaac Farrar Mansion on the first Tuesday of every month. It is free to attend, although lunch is not provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch if they wish to eat during the presentation.
Upcoming topics include Joshua Chamberlain’s lighter side, and the Veazie Railroad.
More details about the Brown Bag Lunch Series and other events from the Bangor Historical Society can be found at
About The Bangor Historical Society:
The Bangor Historical Society was formed in 1864 to preserve Bangor’s rich history. Located at the Thomas A. Hill House, more than 100,000 objects, photographs and works of art are part of the collection at the Bangor Historical Society, including the sword carried during the Battle of Gettysburg by Joshua Chamberlain. The Bangor Historical Society also hosts tours that highlight the sights and stories that are the foundation of the Queen City. The Bangor Historical Society’s museum at the Thomas A. Hill House is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., expanding to all weekdays in the summer. More details can be found at
Matthew Bishop, Curator
(207) 942-1900

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