• View of Springfield Armory overlooking the city of Springfield, 1855

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Andrew Carroll’s Quest to Save Forgotten History

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Date: March 14, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Zazo, (413) 271-3976

SPRINGFIELD MA - Look around you. Notice the boxes of letters in the attic or the unmarked historic sites in your neighborhood. Well respected Author, Andrew Carroll, will open our eyes to "Forgotten" and valuable history; hidden War letters, unmarked Historic Sites, and the voices of past generations. Scheduled for Sunday, March 30, the event commences at 2:00 pm. Admission is free.

Carroll, author of three New York Times best-selling books, will present a talk and book signing on his esteemed Legacy Project. Launched to collect the wartime correspondence of US troops he began to amass stories about extraordinary people and places that history had forgotten. His new travelogue, Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History, chronicles his exploration of unmarked historic sites in each of the 50 states.

Springfield Armory Women Ordnance Workers will lend their voices in recognition of their untold stories by sharing their work experiences at Springfield Armory during World War II.

Chief of Interpretation, Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman notes "Participation in the program affords visitors a chance to hear the stories of ancestors hidden in plain sight in the Armory museum exhibit cases, in the conversations with Armory WOWs, and in Carroll's books that reveal national examples of "Forgotten" history."

Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the site of our Nation's first armory, established in 1794. As a unit of the National Park Service, the Visitor Center, Museum, buildings, and grounds are open daily,9am – 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Admission is free. To browse our website, go to www.nps.gov/spar, or call us at: 413-734-8551. Explore all of your National Parks at www.nps.gov

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Did You Know?

Workers at Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory functioned in tandem with its sister armory in Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia, providing arms for the nation from 1795 until Harpers Ferry Armory was burned down during the Civil War. Today, both sites are units of the National Park Service. More...