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This year's Washington County Fair is only 10 days away and to make sure you get the most enjoyment out of it, the FreePress is publishing our annual Washington County Fair Program and Event guide in next week's edition. This year's fair guide is 80+ pages filled with everything you need to know to enjoy the fair. Be looking for this keepsake edition in your FreePress next Friday!

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Bonnie Williamson (r) of As Time Goes By in Hartford invites you to their annual townwide yard sale this Saturday and Sunday. More than 40 garage sales will be taking place throughout the town and the Hartford Fish and Game Club will be hosting a delicious chicken barbecue. Plus, there's a lot more to see and do! See all the details on this great community event inside this week's FreePress on page 5.

Jim Monahan and his wife, Colleen, winners of the FreePress' giant "Balloon Ride Giveaway" are pictured with balloon pilot Mark Donahue just before lifting off for a beautiful balloon ride over southern Washington County. The scenic ride was capped with a delicious picnic breakfast with champagne! The giveaway was sponsored by the FreePress and Rick and Pam Tinkham of Tinkham Real Estate of Hoosick Falls.

Meet Lt. Robert Cruikshank... Civil War veteran The Cambridge Historical Society and Musuem will host a special event this Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. featuring the reading of the journals entries and letters of Civil War veteran Lt. Robert Cruikshank (l). See details inside.

Step Back in Time! This Sunday Gen. Philip Schuyler will return to his old home to enjoy the annual '18th Century Day' (l) celebration. The Schuyler House will once again host this event which features artisans, free tours, music, crafts, refreshments and much more. See all the details on page 6.

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Bennington Battle Day BENNINGTON It’s the biggest celebration of the year in Bennington, as the town recognizes its namesake state holiday, Bennington Battle Day. A full weekend of events celebrating the American victory at the Battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War is planned, capped off by the Bennington Battle Day Parade on Sunday. The two and a half hour extravaganza features 15 marching band units, 14 floats, and 20 fire departments. “It’s the biggest event in Bennington by far,” said Chad Prentiss, assistant chief with the Bennington Fire Department, the organizer of the parade and many related events. With an estimated 12,000 people expected to attend, “there will be people everywhere,” he commented. At 4 p.m. on Friday, the firehouse hosts its annual Chicken Barbecue Dinner. Classic cars will be on display at the fire house from 6 to 8 p.m., and at 8:15 p.m., the cars will parade down Main Street. The Bennington Fire House will also host a Las Vegas Night from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s events open with a 5K race at the Bennington Monument. Registration takes place at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. to the sound of cannon fire. From 10 a.m. to noon, the Bennington Fire Department hosts “Kids’ Day” at the Recreation Center on Gage Street. At noon, area fire departments will compete in a series of Firematic Games at the firehouse. Traditional timed “muster” games such as “Midnight Alarm” and “Bucket Brigade” will challenge the teams. Between events, don’t miss the Living History Encampment that will be ongoing throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Bennington Monument. The weekend wraps up on Sunday with the Bennington Battle Day Parade at 12:30 p.m. This is the 48th year that the Bennington Fire Department is presenting the parade, which steps off on Main Street in front of the old middle school. In addition to the 15 marching bands, there will also be local rock bands on floats, baton twirlers, country cloggers, clowns, the Shriners, and a featured appearance by the Aaron’s Monster Truck. In addition to the parade, the Living History Encampment continues Sunday at the

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The FREEPRESS • Friday, August 12, 2011 • 3 Bennington Monument. The Battle of Bennington took place along the Walloomsac River on August 16, 1777, when Colonel Seth Warner and 350 Green Mountain Boys helped defeat the British forces that came to Bennington to capture an American supply depot. With the British unable to get their needed supplies, their forces were weakened. This battle is credited by many historians as the first victory for the United States in the Revolutionary War, and it set the stage for the Americans’ victory at Saratoga. The Bennington Monument now stands on the site of the supply depot.

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Lake Celebration LAKE GEORGE A Land and Water Conservation Celebration will be held from 5:30 to 9 pm. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Hall’s Boat Corp. in Lake George. Antique wooden boats will be on display and there’ll be an art gallery and live auction. Information/ cost: 518-644-9767, or www.lglc. org.

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Fort Salem SALEM Relive the glory days of George M. Cohan’s Broadway musicals as the Fort Salem Theater presents “George M. C o h a n Tonight!” on August 12 through 14 and August 19 through 21 on its Mainstage in Salem. This musical biography of 20th century Renaissance Man George M. Cohan stars songand-dance man Jim Raposa, whose Broadway credits include “Cats” and “Ragtime.” Raposa also played the role of Donatello in the popular “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film. “He’s a great asset,” said Jay Kerr, owner of Fort Salem Theater. “We’re happy to have him here.” Raposa currently heads the drama department at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Expect “all the great songs” of George M. Cohan, said Kerr. Cohan’s many popular songs include “Over There,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Manhattan writer Chip Deffaa has captured Cohan’s essence, as he tells the story of an icon who started as a vaudeville song and dance man, then went on to Broadway where he became renowned not only as a

writer and composer, but also as a tough director and producer. Actor’s Equity was formed as a protest to Cohan’s rules and practices. Don’t miss this energetic tribute to an American musical legend. “George M. Cohan Tonight” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $27 and $25 for seniors. For more information, call the box office at 518-854-9200 or visit www.fortsalemtheater.com.

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Golf Benefit SALEM The Salem Rotary Club and Salem Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Second Annual SAVE Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Ondawa Greens Golf Course. Two tee times will be available, 8 a.m. followed by lunch at noon, and 1 p.m. followed by dinner at 5 p.m. Cost: $50 per golfer, including golf and lunch or dinner; lunch or dinner tickets only, $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit transportation services for Salem area senior citizens and others without transportation. Information/registration: Rose Ann Savage at 854-9339.

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Boat Race SCHUYLERVILLE Bring your seaworthy cardboard boat or build one onsite to enter in Hudson Crossing Park’s S e v e n t h A n n u a l Cardboard Boat Race, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Hardy Park Beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville. Racing participants will construct a “human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100 percent recycled materials that will hold at least one crew member and -is seaworthy

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enough to race a short distance on the river. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event, where materials will be available at the event site for a nominal fee. On-site registration and construction is open from 8 a.m. to noon. The first race will launch at 1 p.m. During race preparations, enjoy live music by Swing Shift, a live radio broadcast by STAR 101.3, a Rotary Club BBQ, t-shirt sales, eco-info in a funfilled day for all. Whether you’re a crew member, the captain, or an on-shore cheerleader, this will be a day you’ll never forget. A list of rules, registration forms and hints on how to get started with your boat building is available at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org or by calling Marlene Bissell at 518-859-1462. Admission is free for spectators. Pre-registration discounts are available for individuals and companies online at www. hudsoncrossingpark.org.

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Pilgrimage CAMBRIDGE The New Skete Monastic Communities in Cambridge will host an Annual Pilgrimage on Saturday, Aug. 13. The day will begin with services at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., followed by tours of the monastery churches, talks on monastic life, dog training and puppy socialization, activities for children and teens, hiking, and ethnic and American-style food (food from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). There also will be a talk on “Preparing for Life: Exploring End of Life Questions.” Information: Sr. Macrina at 518677-3810, or email srmacrina@ newskete.org.

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Car Wash, Bake Sale GRANVILLE Granville area Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will hold a Car Wash and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Hook and Ladder Fire Co. in Granville. Proceeds will go toward the scout’s annual holiday Adopt-aFamily program.

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Driving Class SARATOGA SPRINGS A state of New York Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $35; bring a friend for an additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

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Flea Market GRANVILLE The American Legion Auxiliary invites everyone to a Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the American Legion, 10 Columbus Street in Granville. There’ll be free coffee and doughnuts, lunch for $3.50, a silent auction, and a number of vendors. Indoor vendor tables are available at $10, $20, or $25 each, with 10-ft. by 10-ft.outdoor space at $10 each (bring a table). Information/vendor space: Antonia Estrada at 518-499-9100, or Dorothy Jurnak at 518-6421304.

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SALEM Battenkill Kitchen in Salem will offer a “Canning with Tomatoes” class with Annette Nielsen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Learn how to preserve tomatoes through canning, freezing and drying. Cost: $45. Information/ registration: 518-854-3032, or email manager@battenkillkitchen.org.

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Flower Show HARTFORD The Tri-Country Branch, Woman’s National Farm and Garden Assn., will host a “Mother Knows Best” Flower Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Masonic Hall on Main Street in Hartford. Everyone will be welcome.

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Blood Pressure GRANVILLE The Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the Granville Price Chopper will host a free Blood Pressure Screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Price Chopper store in Granville. While there, enter to win Price Chopper gift certificates and Indian River promotional items. Information: www. IndianRiverRehab.com.

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Rupert Day RUPERT Rupert will be alive with activity on Saturday, August 13, as the town celebrates not only its traditional “Old Home Day,” but also the 250th anniversary of its founding. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rupert Congregational Church, a quilt show will showcase many quilts, some antique and heirloom, alongside some newer and unique ones. Anyone wishing to display a quilt should call Helen Maikisch at 802-394-2407. The church will also host an exhibit of local arts and crafts. For more information on this, contact Anne Lourie at 802-3947726. The Rupert Firemen will host a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse, with toe-tapping music provided by the Adirondack Fiddlers. At 1 p.m., special fun and games will be held for the kids. The Commemorative Program takes place at 2:30 p.m. on the carnival grounds. To honor the town’s 250th anniversary, the program will feature special speakers, the presentation of annual citizenship awards, and a short program of historical highlights. Following the program, enjoy music from

the Curbstone Chorus, a men’s barbershop harmony group from Rutland. At 3:30 p.m., the Wild Country Cloggers will dance in the firehouse. Throughout the day, special 250th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase, including t-shirts designed by Scott Lenhardt, keepsake calendars, pencils and commemorative programs. In addition, there will be a one day only commemorative postal cancellation for sale, featuring a drawing by Rupert artist Donna Blomberg. Rupert’s parade will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. With a theme of “Rupert Then and Now,” the parade will have many floats, and five additional bands this year. To enter a float, contact Nichole McKeighan at 802-394-2923. Coinciding with the anniversary celebration is the annual Fireman’s Carnival, which will be held on August 11, 12 and 13 with entertainment, food and games. The weekend wraps up on Saturday, August 13 with a huge fireworks display at 10 p.m. Don’t miss this great weekend celebrating 250 years of life in Rupert, Vermont!

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Free Concert SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Marty Wendell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Rotary gazebo on Main Street in Salem. Featured will be rockabilly music inspired by Marty’s days of touring with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Free and open to all.

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Horsemanship FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated Aug. 27, and Sept. 10 and 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

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Battle Commemoration NORTH HOOSICK Members of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the A m e r i c a n Revolution will be on hand at the New York State Bennington Battlefield Historic Site in North Hoosick on Saturday, August 13 from noon to 5 p.m. to answer questions about the Battle of Bennington which took place there on August 16, 1777. There will also be a display of artwork and images depicting events of the American Revolution. Fought in the area of Walloomsac, New York, the Battle of Bennington helped to blunt British General Burgoyne’s plans to control the Albany, New York area. This battle site is well-preserved in the form of the New York State Bennington Battlefield Historic Site. It is open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day at no charge. On Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m., a formal commemoration ceremony will take place. The

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Chicken Barbecue JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Reservations are encouraged at 753-6011.

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Art Exhibit SCHUYLERVILLE The Ivy Gallery at 140 Broad Street will host a reception for oil painters Harry Orlyk and Don Wynn, and mixed media/watercolorist Anita Witten on Saturday, August 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. to open their new exhibition. The exhibit will be on display through August 31. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., or by appointment. Information: 518695-3440.

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Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Cooke’s Island Arts Center in Whitehall. Information/reservations: 518499-3425, or 499-0687.

Sunday14 Blind Run GRANVILLE The Section Eight Ryders will host a Blind Run to benefit the Haynes House of Hope at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Find your way to a party at the end of this run where there’ll be music, food and drinks. Get there with the fewest miles on a bike or in a car and win a prize. Cost: $10 per rider; $15 per couple. Information: Jan at 518-6421814, or Ernie at 642-9051.

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Chicken Barbecue HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Stewart’s Shoppe on Route 40 in Hartford. Cost: Half chicken $5; half chicken with corn on the cob, soda and more, $9. Information: Bill Pike at 518-632-5993.

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Battle Day Parade BENNINGTON The Bennington Battle Day Parade will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, on Main Street in Bennington. (See August 12 listing for more info.)

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18th Century Day SCHUYLERVILLE The 1777 Schuyler House on Route 4 in Schuylerville will be the setting for dozens of artisans demonstrating their crafts much as they did more than 200 years ago on Sunday, August 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the 33rd annual 18th Century Day. Presented by the Old Saratoga Historical Association, the event includes free tours of the Schuyler House, music of the period, and Punch and Judy puppet shows. In addition, artisans will be demonstrating such 18th century crafts as tinsmithing, blacksmithing, broommaking, basket-making, ropemaking, beer brewing, spinning, dyeing, weaving, soap making, butter making and needlework. Throughout the day you’ll be able to see colonial farm life activities, and listen to discussions on farming methods, medicinal treatments and beekeeping. Free light refreshments will be available. It is suggested that visitors dress for hot weather, bring water, and wear insect repellant and sunscreen. The Old Saratoga Historical Association is a non-profit educational organization that provides furnishings for the Schuyler House and promotes interest in the history of Old Saratoga, Schuylerville, Victory and the Town of Saratoga, from Native American occupation through the present time.

For more information, contact the Saratoga national Historical Park at 518-664-9821, ext. 223 or visit www.nps.gov/ sara.

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Chicken Barbecue SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at the corner of Burgoyne and Pearl streets in Schuylerville invites everyone to an 18th Century Days Chicken Barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12. Information/ advance tickets: 695-6638.

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Chamber Music CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will present an “Octet Extravaganza” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Hubbard Hall. The concert will feature octets by Enescu and Mendelssohn. Enescu’s octet, an epic work in the late Romantic style, was composed when he was just 19 year old. Mendelssohn’s octet was inspired by literature, including Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Goethe’s “Faust.” Admission is pay what you wish at the door, or purchase tickets in advance at www.hubbardhall.org. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Celebrating its 25th season, Music from Salem is a chamber music festival that brings together accomplished musi-

cians of international reputation each summer to lead educational workshops and prepare chamber music in the peace and beauty of Washington County. For more information, visit www.musicfromsalem.org.

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Country Dance SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Butch at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

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Concert SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum will host The Tonebenders in concert on Sunday, August 14 at 4 p.m. Entertaining fans at concerts, clubs and festivals since 1995, the group’s repertoire includes classics from Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, the Eagles and Allman Brothers. The Sunday concerts at the Georgi are sponsored in part by LARAC and NYSCA. Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family. Information: 518-854-3773 or info@thegeorgi.com.

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from 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the church in Hoosick Falls.

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Free Concert GRANVILLE The Granville Town Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. each Sunday in August at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

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Potluck Supper EAST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month. Information: 518-854-7017, or 854-7716.

Tuesday16 Free Concerts STILLWATER Free concerts will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield in Stillwater as follows: Aug. 16, songs of the Empire State with Dave Ruch; and Aug. 23, Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps. Bring a bag lunch. Information: 518-6649821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/ sara.

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Knitting Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. You are encouraged to bring any craft project on which you are working, such as quilting, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, etc. Free. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca@ sals.edu.

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FORT ANN A Farmers’ Market will be open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. This market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 26. Information: Allison Wilshere at 518-639-5223.

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Civil War Journal CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. with a reading of journal entries and letters written by Lt. Robert Cruikshank. The vintage materials were loaned to the museum by Jane Shields Hayden, a Cambridge resident who is the great-granddaughter of Cruickshank’s wife, Mary Wells. Lt. Cruickshank enlisted in Co. H, 123rd regiment, New York State volunteers (an allWashington County unit) on August 25, 1862 and was appoint-

will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

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Art Opening SALEM An opening reception for a new exhibit of wood-fired pottery by Jordan Becker entitled “Ash + Clay” will be held on Friday, August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. A Bennington College graduate, Jordan is the manager and instructor at the Courthouse Pottery Studio and oversees the ceramics program at Salem Art

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ed first sergeant. He ultimately rose to the rank of Acting Provost Marshal, First Brigade, 1st Division of the 230th Army Corps. Lt. Cruickshank participated in many battles, including Chancellorsville, Virgina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Kennesaw, Georgia; and Bentonville, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged on April 11, 1865 at Washington, DC, and returned to his native Salem, New York, where he was an active member of the community despite complications from his service in the army. Cruickshank (born in 1836) died on September 13, 1902 after many years of debility. Several members of the museum will be dressed in period costumes for the reading. The museum, located at 12 Broad Street in Cambridge, will be open at 6 p.m. for tours prior to the program. For more information, call 518-677-5232.

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