Living Historian to speak at Lancaster PA Civil War Round Table on Nov. 12
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will welcome Dick Simpson as their speaker on Thursday, November 12, 2009. A native of Vermont, Dick will be speaking about the 2nd Vermont Regiment at Gettysburg. He will, in period costume, be taking the role of his great-grandfather, Aaron Willey, who at the age of 74 in 1913, will tell of his travels with the 15th Regiment, 2nd Vermont Brigade, on the road to Gettysburg.
Simpson is a frequent Civil War speaker and lecturer, and is also a living historian portraying Vermont’s war-time governor, Frederick Holbrook. He is also active in raising funds for various battlefield preservation efforts. He is retired from a position as Vice President of Graphic Design for InterContinental Hotels.
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lititz Public Library located at 651 Kissel Hill Road at 7:00pm. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call Micky at 392-4976.