Join noted historian Robert Forrant and Butler descendents, along with actors from the upcoming performance of Richard Strand’s play Ben Butler (Gloucester Stage, August 2–25) for a lively discussion of the dynamic Civil War General, Massachusetts governor, and settler of Bay View. Offered in collaboration with Gloucester Stage Company.
Free for CAM/GSC members; $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required.
(above) Alfred James Wiggin (1823–1883), General Benjamin F. Butler (1818–1893), 1869. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Gloucester Daily Times, 1952.