Tablet Day Centenary - Remembering our Civil War Veterans
Tablet Day Centenary
Remembering our Civil War Veterans
June 15, 10 AM – 4 PM
In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the Civil War Monument dedication that took place in Atkinson Common, several hardscape improvements have been made in the park to the plaza surrounding this unique Civil War memorial.
Originally dedicated on June 17th, 1913, the original “Tablet Day” was a great event that rallied the citizens of Newburyport to gather and remember their Civil War Veterans who had served in the Army and Navy. On June 15th, 2013, we honor our Civil War veterans during the Tablet Day Centenary. This event will rededicate the Civil War Monument and provide many venues to learn about the history of the Civil War and Newburyport ’s role in the conflict.
Tablet Day at Atlkinson Common on June 17, 1913
Tablet Day Centenary will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, with a formal rededication of the Civil War Monument at 12:30 by several prominent speakers, along with events and activities featured throughout the day. Visitors can view and interact with a Living History Encampment that will provide an authentic Civil War camp with living historians who will demonstrate the typical daily activities that would occur in such a setting.
Explore the maritime aspect of the civil war with museum docents stationed at Atkinson Common for the day -- and learn more about Newburyport's own Adolphus Washington Greely whose stellar life-long military career began by answering Lincoln's Call in 1861.
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Hear period music provided by the Providence Brigade Band and learn more about several local Civil War veterans as their stories are recounted throughout the park.
Enjoy a beautiful day at Atkinson Common with your family as there will be learning activities for children, food vendors and open space to enjoy the splendor that Atkinson Common provides in June.
ABOVE LEFT: Newburyport native Adolphus Washington Greely TOP RIGHT: Photograph of the dedication ceremony from Tablet Day, June 17, 1913