Celebration of the 54th Regiment and the Shaw Memorial
A Celebration of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Associate Dean and Director, US Pluralism Center, Hartwick College and Executive Director of the US Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research
David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University
Did You Know?
Though considered an American artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland to a French father and Irish mother. In 1848, at the age of six months, he made the month-long voyage to the United States with his parents on the ship Desdamona.