In recognition of the start of the Civil War, more than 150 years ago, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is offering a free lecture series focusing on the local history of the war. These informative lectures are open to the public and will feature well-known historians.

The three-part series starts on Monday, June 27, at 2 p.m. with a talk entitled “Civil War” presented by Hank Lunn. Our mid-week presentation, by David Sulin, will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. and will focus on the “Civil War Diary of Hezekiah Long.” On Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. Rodger Dell will present “The Art of the Civil War.”

All programs run approximately one hour, and light refreshments will be available.

Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is located at 20 Bartlett Drive (upper Talbot Avenue). It is situated across the road from Camp Knox – a Civil War camp that was home to the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

For more information, call 594-1159.