Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Open for the Season - New Exhibit

The Springfield Art and Historical Society will be open for the season beginning June 20th! Our hours of operation are as follows. Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Fridays 11:00am - 4:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00am - 3:00pm. Our regular admission is $3.00, free for members and veterans.

We are looking for volunteers for our Friday and Saturday hours. If interested please contact us at

"Returning Fire" -  The 150th Anniversary of Springfield, Vt in the Civil War.

Please join us Thursday June 20th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm for the opening reception of our newest exhibit

Come and celebrate the role of Springfield's citizens and soldiers during the American Civil War. Learn about Co. A of the 3rd Vt that was raised in town, the 16th Vt at the Battle of Gettysburg, the Underground Railroad and more!

Admission for the reception is free. $3.00 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be provided.

List of guest speakers and times TBA
Colonel Horace W. Floyd Springfield, Vt. Colonel of the 16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry

Photo source - Dewey Jones Photograph Collection
Third Vermont Infantry
Wheelock Graves Veazey
Wheelock Graves Veazey was born in Brentwood, New Hampshire on December 5, 1835. He set up his law practice in Springfield, Vt in 1860. When the Civil War began he joined Co. A of the 3rd Vt which was formed in Springfield. He was quickly promoted to the rank of captain. In September of 1862, Veazey helped to raise the 16th Vt Regiment. As colonel of the 16th he lead his men at the battle of Gettysburg. Col. Veazey received the Medal of Honor for his actions during that engagement. His official citation reads: "Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle."

Col. Veazey died in 1898 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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