• The Life and Times of Pvt. William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut

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    Name: The Life and Times of Pvt. William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut
    Date: October 17, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    The Acton Public Library will present Mr. Kevin Johnson as Pvt. William Webb, an African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut, on Thursday, October 17 at 6;30 p.m. Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford. He served in the Twenty-Ninth Colored Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia. Mr. Johnson's presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective. The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the CT State Library. Kevin Johnson is an employee of the CT State Library and has been presenting William Webb for more than 20 years and has giving more than 600 presentations.
    Location:
    Acton Public Library 60 Old Boston Post Road Old Saybrook, CT
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, October 17 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Karen Giugno, Asst. Director/Children's Librarian
    Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to all. This program is appropriate for adults, high school and middle school students, and interested older elementary school students who are able to sit quietly for an hour.
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