DEEP: DEEP Presents a Program on Major Wilbur F. Osborne’s Role in the Civil War

August 16, 2013
 
DEEP Presents a Program on Major Wilbur F. Osborne’s Role in the Civil War
 

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) presents “Major Wilbur F. Osborne’s Role in The Civil War” on Sunday, August 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, CT.  Visitors will learn about the distinguished military service of Major Wilbur F. Osborne, the father of Frances Osborne Kellogg, during the American Civil War. Details and memories of Major Osborne’s life in the Union Army of the Civil War and later as a member of the veteran’s group known as the Grand Army of the Republic will be presented.
 
During the program, guests will gather at the library of the Osborne Homestead Museum and view displays of Civil War artifacts and documents.  They will learn of Wilbur Osborne’s rise from Sergeant to Major of the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery of the Union Army.   They will also hear and contemplate Major Osborne’s ideas and views of the war and military life in his public speeches.  Visitors will observe through artifacts one man’s distinguished career in the American Civil War and learn about military life during the Civil War.
 
This program is free and appropriate for all ages.  The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT, is open Thursday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.   To register or for more information please call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov.