Elisha Lee, President of the Dover Historical Society, will speak on Dover Boys Go to War on Wednesday, February 27TH at 7:30 PM at the Dover Library, Lower Level. Mr. Lee will talk about a number of the young men from Dover who went off to the Civil War and what became of them. He said, “ the town was even then quite small and we had no Generals or winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor. In many cases we don’t even have photographs of them and the town that they left behind is so greatly changed that they wouldn’t recognize it. Still, traces of their existence can be found in places like the Sawin Museum, Highland Cemetery, and a few of our surviving old homes”. Mr. Lee was graduated from Harvard College and is employed as a commercial real estate appraiser. He said, “My interest in local history was actually sparked by (among other things) a history class at Charles River School. My parents moved to Dover in 1959 and I lived here until 1971. My wife and I returned to Dover in 1986 and have lived here ever since”. Mr. Lee is a former Treasurer and current President of the Dover Historical Society and a former President of the Board of Hale Reservation.The Caryl House, The Fisher Barn and The Sawin Museum, the three museums operated by the Dover Historical Society, are open to the public each Saturday afternoon in the spring and fall. Caryl House, built in 1774, was the home of the Reverend Benjamin Caryl, first minister of Springfield Parish, now Dover. It is furnished to show how Rev. Caryl and his family lived in the 18thCentury following the American Revolution. The Fisher Barn holds the Historical Society’s collection of farm tools highlighting Dover’s agricultural past. Both the Caryl House and The Fisher Barn are located at 107 Dedham Street. The Sawin Museum, 80 Dedham Street, features exhibits depicting Dover’s past. .
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