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Guest Speaker Series: Kevin Pawlak, “Western New York at Bull Run”

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce the next edition of its Guest Speaker Series. On Wednesday, July 24th at 7 pm, the museum welcomes back Kevin Pawlak, who is the Historic Site Manager for the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and works as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield. He will be presenting on Western New Yorkers at the battles of Bull Run.

“Citizens of western New York were some of the first to answer President Lincoln’s call for troops at the start of the Civil War. As such, some of them participated in the first major battle of the Civil War at Manassas/Bull Run on July 21, 1861. One of them, Charles Rand, performed one of the first battlefield efforts that resulted in a Medal of Honor. Western New Yorkers were also active in the Battle of Second Bull Run fought on the same ground thirteen months later. Hear the stories of some of these soldiers from the homefront to the battlefield.” Admission is $5 or $3 for museum members. Please contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com.

“This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!”


Wednesday, July 24, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm