• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

Celebration of the 54th Regiment and the Shaw Memorial

A Celebration of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
and the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Admission to the event and the park will be free that day.


Schedule

10:00-11:00
Civil War music under the tent by the Nevers 2nd Regiment Band, Concord, NH1

11:00-12:00
Demonstration and encampment by the Civil War reenactors of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, Company A, Boston, MA

12:00-1:00
Civil War music under the tent by the Nevers 2nd Regiment Band, Concord, NH

1:00-2:30
Talks by historians:

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
African-American Troops in the US Army

David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University
A Masterpiece and a Great Story: Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial Then and Now

2:40-3:40
Demonstration by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, Company A, Boston, MA

4:00-4:30
A Ceremony of Remembrance at the Shaw Memorial
With the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, Company A, music from the Nevers' 2nd Regiment Band, and Remarks by Henry Lee.

Did You Know?

Dress rehearsal for the 1905 pageant,

In 1905, 85 members of the "Cornish Art Colony" staged an outdoor pageant at Augustus Saint-Gaudens' home in honor of his 20th year in Cornish, N.H. This play, "A Masque of 'Ours', the Gods and the Golden Bowl", sparked a nationwide interest in pageantry.