The Most Famous Private in George Washington's Continental Army
Tim Chaucer will portray Joseph Plumb Martin as a 70-year old man recalling his days as a much younger man during the Revolutionary War. Martin was one of very few soldiers who stayed with Washington almost the entire length of the war. He wrote his memoirs at age 70 when he came to realize that Americans did not know about the intense suffering of the average continental soldier during the years 1776-1783. Joseph will tell in great detail what happened to soldiers like him during those many trying years and why he did not rejoice when the war was over.
Tim Chaucer is a former American history teacher who became interested in Martin because Joseph grew up in Milford, Connecticut living with his grandparents, the Plumbs. Tim is an active preservationist with the Milford Preservation Trust and a member of the 6th CT Regiment
All donations will be used toward
the needed repairs to the
Branford Community Foundation
helps to save the Harrison House
Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer
In less than five months, individual donations have helped Branford Historical Society (BHS) match more than half of a $35,000 matching grant given by Branford Community Foundation (BCF) to help save Harrison House, built in 1724.To celebrate, the BCF board recently presented BHS board members with a check for $17,500 .... click to read more
The Harrison House Museum was recently visited by Pamela Harrison Blum and her husband, Rick Blum. Pamela is a distant relative of the Harrison family. They came to Branford from Virginia and spent time touring the house and visiting the cemetery where the Harrison family is buried. They also did some genealogical research at the Blackstone Memorial Library.
Pictured here with Tour Guide, Joe Naylor, whose family came from the same town in Utah as Mrs. Blum.
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With much thanks to the Branford Rotary Club
We are so grateful and so delighted to announce that the Branford Rotary Club has donated a most generous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase and saving of the Harrison House. Hats off to the Rotary Club.