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Grant’s Indian

Author Peter Johnson will present the fascinating life of Ely Parker from his book of historical fiction, Grant’s Indian at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Ely Parker was a Seneca Indian who, as Grant’s military secretary, wrote the terms of surrender between the United States and the Confederate States of America at Appomattox. Parker lived in Fairfield from 1871 – 1887, at the location where Annie B. Jennings built her grand estate on the Old Post Road. 2-4:00pm, free with museum admission. Recommended for adults and students in grades 4 and up.

Also showing through Feb 24, exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

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Ryan Odinak