Did you know Flushing Town Hall was built to welcome home Veterans of the Civil War?

“On a rainy day in December 1861, Union Troops marched down what is now Northern Boulevard. Due to inclement weather the community quickly bid goodbye to their troops and they steamed away to war,” says Gabrielle Hamilton, Director of Education and Public Programs at Flushing Town Hall.

“The leaders of Flushing knew they deserved better, and wanted to welcome home the Veterans of the Civil War with dignity so they immediately made plans to build Flushing Town Hall.”

Ms. Hamilton added, “It seems fitting that we once again welcome veterans to Flushing Town Hall and collect their personal stories and preserve their contributions with respect. Please join us to learn how you can collect the stories from the Veterans in your family and preserve them in the Library of Congress. Make sure your voice is heard!”

Celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 with a workshop that will teach visitors how to preserve the story of the Veterans in their family. Attendees will learn how to conduct interviews, collect stories and transfer their story to the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center: Veterans History Project.

Veterans and their families, students looking for a Service Learning Project, and the general public are encouraged to attend.Parking is hard to find, so LAZ parking garage (5 min walk from Flushing Town Hall) is offering a special discount to Town Hall visitors. $10 for 3 hours, or $20 for the entire day!

*Content provided by Flushing Town Hall

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