Allegan: GAR history
ALLEGAN—A free presentation on the history of the Grand Army of the Republic, including its roots in Allegan County, will be at Allegan District Library on Thursday, June 7, in the Carnegie Room at 7 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General Benjamin Pritchard Camp 20, Department of Michigan, is coordinating the lecture. The Sons are the legally recognized heir and representative of the GAR, America's first veterans’ organization dedicated to Union solders in the Civil War.
The lecture will be conducted by Gary Gibson, a past commander of that statewide group. He also curates exhibits at Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Eaton Rapids.
For more information, contact Camp Commander Mike Culp at (269) 532-4741 or Gibson at (269) 345-3827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library is at 331 Hubbard St. The lecture is free and open to the public.