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Please note: Due to the current situation, Historic Langhorne Association is not open to the public at this time. We are available via email and phone to assist you in the mean time. We are also available for prearranged appointments during our normal business hours. Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon!
For our third program this year, we are once again pleased to have Mike Jesberger present a topic of local interest, The Irish in the American Civil War on Monday, April 26th at 7:30pm on Zoom. Mike is a Revolutionary War and American Civil War reenactor with a keen interest in the history of these conflicts and he has made several prior appearances at HLA. His presentations have always been well attended and informative.
The American Civil War is Ireland's forgotten conflict. In 1860, about 1.5 million Irish were living in the United States. During the American Civil War, some 150,000 Irish men fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 joined and fought with the Confederacy. Although no exact figures of the Irish soldiers who died, it most likely ran to thousands. Sadly, the contribution and experiences of the huge number of Irish soldiers remains somewhat unknown. Join historical reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a presentation on these "Sons of Erin” who played a major role in the American Civil War.
The program is free. Please reply to this email if you are interested in participating. We will send a confirmation email to you with a link for accessing the program. No special software is needed to attend. Simply click on the link which we provide in the confirmation email and turn on your speakers.
We hope to see you on the 26th!
New Langhorne Book Available
Florence Wharton, a member of Historic Langhorne Association and a local historian has written a new book on the history of Attleborough, now known as Langhorne. Be sure to pick up a copy in our gift shop or at Judy’s Corner.
If you would like to order by mail, please make your check payable to Historic Langhorne Association, in the amount of $18.81. This includes postage. All proceeds of this book benefit Historic Langhorne Association.
The Langhorne Speedway Books are currently out of print and unavailable from our gift shop. If they do become available again in the future, we will post them here.
Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Ave. Langhorne, Pa. 19047 Phone 215-757-1888