Margaret Hamilton, Civil War Nurse

Notes on this courageous woman:  (Will be writing this up in finished form, but wanted to tell her story for Women’s History Month. Mrs. Margaret Hamilton     Born in Rochester, New York in October 19, 1840,  Hamilton had been educated by the Sisters of Charity (founded in 1809 by Mother Elizabeth Anne Seton).   …

History of the Hartshorne House

***NEW:  See the Hartshorne House video! The History of the Hartshorne House                                     by Nancy Bertrand (excerpted from Wakefield: 350 Years by the Lake, copyright Wakefield 350, 1994) In the earliest days of the settlement of the town of…

Wakefield’s Bandstand

by Nancy Bertrand The story of Wakefield’s iconic bandstand began over a decade before its construction. The year was 1871, and the newly christened Town of Wakefield had become serious about self improvement. With its magnificent new Town Hall (a gift from Cyrus Wakefield) freshly completed, the town considered other projects. A brand new fire…