The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present a dramatic reading of "The Civil War Letters of Captain David Hoag" July 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Costumed members of the Sherman Historical Society will read the letters written by Hoag, a prominent Sherman resident who owned a store in town, was town clerk from 1847 to 1850 and was superintendent of

the Sherman Congregational Church Sunday School.

He traveled by ship from New Haven to New Orleans and into the siege of Port Hudson, La., where he perished in the summer of 1863.

For more information, and to register, call the 9 Route 39 South center at 860-355-8050 or email