The city-owned building would also be converted into subsidized housing for low-income veterans.
HARTFORD, Conn. – A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring Connecticut’s Black Civil War regiment. An Army veteran is leading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry, the first Union soldiers to enter the defeated city of Richmond.
The city-owned building, the former McCook Hospital, would also be converted into subsidized housing for low-income veterans. Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has offered to help the group with the federal funding process.
City officials say a thorough environmental assessment must be done before the project can go ahead.
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