The Laurel Historical Society will present a free program, “Maryland is All Right: General George Nye’s Civil War Experience in Maryland,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Laurel Municipal Pool Room, located at the corner of Main and 9th streets.
Nye scholar Nicholas Picerno will explore the war experiences of Nye, whose exposure to Maryland led him to return after the war to become superintendent of the Laurel Cotton Mills, according to the LHS release.
The program is being held in conjunction with Laurel Museum’s exhibit, “Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story,” with a 1 p.m. opening Saturday at the museum, 817 Main St., for those wishing to see the exhibit first.
“George Nye was superintendent of the Laurel Cotton Mills from 1877 to 1885, and the diaries that we have of his show a unique insight into the area and how the mills operated,” said LHS member Karen Lubieniecki. “Nye was from Maine, so his Civil War experience actually introduced him to the state that would later become his home.”
The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact 301-725-7975 or email email@example.com.