George Houghton: Vermont’s Civil War Photographer

Title: George Houghton: Vermont’s Civil War Photographer
Location: Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vermont
Date: 2011-08-28


Description: George Houghton: Vermont’s Civil War Photographer, will be held on Sunday, August 28, at 3:00 p.m. in the Billings Farm & Museum theater. This Vermont Humanities Council program is free and open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the American Precision Museum in Windsor, Billings Farm & Museum, and the Woodstock History Center.

George Houghton: Vermont’s Civil War Photographer features a hidden treasure of Vermont history: the photographic work completed by Brattleboro photographer George Houghton. He captured poignant shots of Vermont soldiers in the field, in camp, and at home. This program by Rutland Civil War historian Donald Wickman explains some of Houghton’s life and shows a number of the photographic images that brought the Civil War back to Vermont. “A Very Fine Appearance:” The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free but reservations are recommended: please call 802-457-2355 or reservations@billingsfarm.org.
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