By Deb Goodrich, historian, author, researcher, preservationist and Museum member.
by historian and Lincoln scholar and former president of the G.A.R. Museum Hugh Boyle.
Hugh Boyle is the president of the Delaware Valley Civil War round table, past President and Executives Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, former member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League in Philadelphia, member of the faculty of the Civil War History Institute of Manor College where he teaches courses on Lincoln and other history subjects. He has given lectures on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln as well as other Civil War topics.
Jane Peters Estes
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(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org
The HSF held their annual holiday meeting online due to the unfortunate COVID situation we are all living through.
The historical subject of the program was a presentation by Philadelphia author Allen Hornblum on his most recent book about the story of Holmesburg Prison inmates who were baked alive in their punishment cells in 1938. A bit heavy for the Christmas season but very interesting.