The 30th Annual Reunion of Descendants of the 154th New York will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Rigas Theater of the Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. The reunion will also mark the formal inauguration of the Mark H. Dunkelman and Michael J. Winey Collection of the 154th New York at the university.
The reunion program will focus on the events of 1865, with readings by descendants of letters describing the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. and reflecting on the end of the war, and Col. Lewis D. Warner’s farewell address to the regiment. The evolution of the Dunkelman and Winey Collection will also be summarized. Special exhibits of regimental artifacts will be displayed in the Quick Center galleries and the Friedsam Memorial Library.
Following the reunion, a panel of Civil War historians will discuss “Looking Back at the War” in the Rigas Theater. All of those events are free and open to the public. A dinner and concert by Rush the Growler (performing songs relating to the 154th Regiment) will be held in the evening. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $30, and registration and prepayment are necessary. For information: http://www.sbu.edu/154threunion