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History Happy Hour: History Recovered — The Gallant Samuel Sims

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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gallant samuel simsSamuel Sims was revered by his men, whom he had recruited and fought with during three long years of the Civil War, as “The Gallant Sims.” When he was killed in battle in 1864, they fought to recover his body, buried him on the battlefield, and then honored him in Brooklyn. But it wasn’t until years later that they memorialized him with an extraordinary monument at Green-Wood. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian and author of “The Gallant Sims,” A Civil War Hero Rediscovered, for the many dramatic arcs in Captain Sims’s life–and death and discover how his story came so close to winding up lost in a landfill, only to be rescued at the last minute so that his life of sacrifice could be remembered through the collection at The Green-Wood Historic Fund.

$5/Free for members. While we can’t actually bring the bar or the drinks to you, we can offer some history on tap! Bring your own beverage–why not try our recommended cocktail of the evening–and raise a glass to the past as we stay connected through our latest series, History Happy Hour.

This History Happy Hour’s Tonight’s suggested drink accompaniment is an Arnold Palmer. On the day of the program, participants will receive a recipe along with a Zoom link and access code.

Special offer: attendees will receive a code for 20% off their purchase of “The Gallant Sims,” A Civil War Hero Rediscovered.

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