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March 14, 2013

Historic effort

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Lacy said the historical society has strived to maintain the aging artifacts, with a large shadowbox of memorabilia from GAR reunions moved to a new container with acid-free backing about a decade ago.

The historical society will also shine a light on one of the local men who served in the 28th Regiment at its March 25 meeting. A program on Col. Erwin Bowen will be given by Mary Zimmerman Robinson, a descendant of the illustrious leader of Company D.

Tabelski said the descendants of Civil War veterans will also participate in the Saturday morning parade through Medina, which is designed to follow the walk taken by departing soldiers in 1861.

But beyond their role in helping to plan the event, the local history buffs are just excited to see everything that’s coming to Medina — from the re-enactments of skirmishes and camp life to a cotillion dance.

“I want to hear the sounds and see the electricity in the air,” Rogowski said. “We’ll be able, for a brief moment, to put ourselves in another time.”

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