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Hingham's Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) hall is now open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 am until 2 pm.
Today, Hingham’s G.A.R. Memorial Hall is used by veterans for meetings and special events for Memorial and Veteran’s Days. The G.A.R. Hall also houses an impressive collection of historic and wartime memorabilia that serves to honor, recognize and remember the men and women who have served, and the heritage of our local and national military history.
The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was founded in 1866 by Benjamin F. Stephenson in Decatur, Illinois with a purpose “To perpetuate the patriotic memories of the struggle to preserve the Union and to serve as a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the Civil War”.