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GAR HallGAR Hall Trustees

2014 Annual Report

In 2014, the GAR Memorial Hall got a new face lift thanks to CPC funds. Painting of the exterior of the building was completed in November.

The Hall also received a Civil War Preservation Grant from the state for $3,200 to be matched by the Friends of the GAR account for preservation of any selected Civil War artifacts, books, pictures & flags.

All day events were held at GAR Hall for 6th graders and also for 300 High School sophomores to view the extensive display of uniforms and pictures gathered at the time of the last restoration. Veterans from WWII to veterans of present day conflicts were available to answer questions about their war experiences.

For the first year we participated in a program sponsored by University Mass Boston called "Veterans Upward Bound". This allows Veterans from the surrounding area to meet twice a year at GAR for college preparatory courses.

May 24th was Museum Day in Hingham; the GAR Memorial Hall was part of the celebration. In 2014 we opened our doors to the Hingham Cemetery who moved their paperwork into the building while the Ames Chapel undergoes renovations. We also continue the practice of putting on a luncheon for Veterans and their families following the Memorial Day activities at the Town Common. The American Legion Post 120, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6053, Bare Cove Sail and Power Boat Squadron and the Hingham Militia continue to meet at the Hall on a monthly basis.

The Trustees continue the biannual Art Conservation Maintenance program to maintain the integrity of the G.A.R. collection and extend a sincere appreciation for the support and vision of our Town's Leaders in continuing the mission of our Memorial Hall.

Respectfully Submitted by the Trustees:

Scott McMillan, Chair; Art Smith, Acting Treasurer while Keith Jermyn is on Active duty, Robert Beal, Jr., Secretary


(Appt. By Selectmen,ART 40, ATM 1944)

Term Expires

Keith Jermyn


Robert Beal, Jr.


Scott McMillan