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?
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.