Civil War historian at Rokeby Museum July 21

Howard Coffin, Vermont’s premier Civil War historian, will be at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 21 at 2 pm to celebrate his new book “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont.” Plan to attend as Coffin shares stories from among the hundreds he collected from more than 200 Vermont towns.

Coffin traversed the state for more than six years, searching out monuments, cemeteries, historic sites, and buildings – but stories above all else. He asserts that Vermont is the best place in the United States to see the country as it was in the Civil War, and “Something Abides” will take you there. It’s a book to sample at home, but also to keep in the car so that it’s ready as you travel the state. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Rokeby Museum is a National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. It connects visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed this land for nearly 200 years.

For more information, contact Jane Williamson at (802) 877-3406 or

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