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Lincoln Heritage Museum and Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s final journey this Sunday
Program at the museum free and open to the public

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[April 08, 2015]  LINCOLN - On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The next 20 days saw the President’s body travel by train through major cities, small towns and tiny villages, as he made his final journey back to Springfield, Illinois. On Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 2 p.m., a program at the Lincoln Heritage Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that devastating event, the man behind the legend, and Logan County residents’ reactions to the loss of their beloved leader.

The program will be hosted by the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society and Lincoln Heritage Museum. Charles Fricke will deliver a narrative of Lincoln’s life and times, written by local historian Paul Gleason. A presentation of the national and local media’s coverage of the assassination and funeral will be given by Ron Keller, Lincoln Heritage Museum Director.

A dramatic portrayal entitled, “Louisa Hawes’s Story: How Logan County Mourned a President and Friend”, will be given by Lincoln College student, Alexa Maxey, who researched and wrote the material. The final segment, a recount of funeral preparations and travel plans that took President Lincoln home to Springfield, will be presented by Paul Beaver, Lincoln College Professor Emeritus.

Lincoln Heritage Museum will be open on Sunday to allow visitors to view assassination artifacts on display. The program is free and open to the public.

[Marla Blair, President, LCGHS]

 

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