The Civil War: Regional, Regimental and Personal Experiences
Pvts. Moses (Co. B) and Francis (Co. I) Bowen with another brother
Francis, Moses and Cyrus Bowen
154th New York Volunteer Infantry
The 30th annual reunion of the Descendants of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will be held at St. Bonaventure University on August 1st, 2015. It will begin at 2:00 P.M. in the Rigas Theater of the Quick Center for the Arts. Admission is free for this event.
The reunion is meeting at St. Bonaventure to celebrate the donation of the Mark H. Dunkelman and Michael J. Winey Collection of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry to the university. In addition to the Reunion proper a number of special exhibits and events are planned.
The opening of an exhibit of Civil War artifacts from Mark Dunkelman's collection will be held in the Quick Center for the Arts following the reunion. A second exhibit will be on display in the Friedsam Memorial Library on campus. This focuses on photographs and documents from Mike Winey's collection.
A panel discussion, Looking Back at the War, by Civil War authors Eric Wittenberg, Kris White, and Dan Davis, moderated by Chris Mackowski will follow the exhibit's opening.
The day concludes with a barbeque and musical performance by Rush the Growler. The band will perform its renditions of letters and poems written by members of the regiment which are set to period music. This event is open to the public and will cost $30.00.
$50/night/person: Private room in air-conditioned townhouse with twin bed.
$60/night/person: Private room in air-conditioned townhouse with twin bed, includes full breakfast for one in Hickey Dining Hall.
$100/night for two people: Private room in air-conditioned townhouse with queen bed.
$120/night for two people: Private room in air-conditioned townhouse with queen bed, includes full breakfast for two in Hickey Dining Hall.
About the Collection:
The Mark H. Dunkelman and Michael J. Winey Collection of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry includes approximately 25 cubic feet of documentary material as well as numerous prints, objects, and artifacts related to the regiment. It includes correspondence related to Dunkelman's writing on the regiment as well as primary source documents (letters, diaries, official papers) and photographs relating to the individual members of the 154th.