I thought the following (taken from a Rootsweb message board post) might be of interest to a few of you:
The Mansfield Historical Society is working on an exhibit on the Civil
War Orphans' Home in Mansfield, Connecticut. If you have family stories
or photos of individuals that lived or worked at the Orphans' Home, we
would like to hear from you. Photographs of superintendents Edwin
Whitney and John B. Carpenter are also being sought. Both previously
worked at the Providence Reform School before serving as superintendent
of the Orphan Home. Replies may be sent directly to Ann Galonska: firstname.lastname@example.org or to this message board.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about the exhibit!