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Tagged as: Abraham Lincoln, Central Ohio, Columbus (OH), Franklin County, living historians, National Park Service, Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Statehouse.
|February 13, 2011|
|2:00 pm||to||3:30 pm|
Abraham Lincoln Re-enactor Visits the Ohio Statehouse: Sesquicentennial Event
Explore Ohio’s connection with Abraham Lincoln with a visit from President Lincoln. Our nation’s 16th President will provide an hour-long presentation. The program will occur 150 years to the day from Lincoln’s historic speech to the 54th Ohio General Assembly on February 13, 1865. Free and open to the public, online RSVP required at www.ohiostatehouse.org.
The 150th Anniversary of President-elect Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural trip from Springfield, Illinois to Washington D.C. provides an excellent opportunity for a conversation about the importance of the coming Civil War Sesquicentennial. The goal of the reenactment is to provide the public with insight into the issues that this nation faced just prior to the Civil War and illustrate how this story resonates today.
Location: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
Free, RSVP required by visiting www.ohiostatehouse.org
This program is presented in partnership with the National Park Service, Ohio Department of Travel and Tourism, the Ohio Historical Society and Experience Columbus.