Program to focus on Major Wilbur F. Osborne’s role in the Civil War

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) presents “Major Wilbur F. Osborne’s Role in The Civil War” on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby. This program is free and appropriate for all ages.

Visitors will learn about the military service of Major Wilbur F. Osborne, the father of Frances Osborne Kellogg, during the American Civil War. Details and memories of Major Osborne’s life in the Union Army of the Civil War and later as a member of the veteran’s group known as the Grand Army of the Republic will be presented.

During the program, guests will gather at the library of the Osborne Homestead Museum and view displays of Civil War artifacts and documents.

They will learn of Wilbur Osborne’s rise from sergeant to nadir of the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery of the Union Army.

Visitors will also hear Major Osborne’s ideas and views of the war and military life in his public speeches.

About the museum

The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

To register or for more information call 203-734-2513 or email