Cummington: Bryant Homestead to host Civil War talk, open house


Manish Sinha, professor of Afro-American studies and history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "Did the Abolitionists cause the Civil War?" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the parlor of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road.

Born in India, Sinha is the author of several books and numerous articles about the Civil War period. Recipient of many awards and fellowships, she appeared in the PBS 2013 documentary "The Abolitionists" and most recently on a segment of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.

Admission to the talk is free for members of The Trustees and $5 for non-members.

Earlier on the same day, the Homestead will be one of the properties open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the "Home Sweet Home" invitation to the public to visit historic homes owned by The Trustee of Reservations. Members and non-members are free.

For more information about both events, visit or call (413) 532-1531, ext. 10, to make reservations for the talk.


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