Aurora Historical Society museum gears up to host Lincoln exhibit

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A traveling exhibit titled "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" is coming to the Aurora Historical Society. There will be a gala opening Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the lower level of Aurora Library.

The gala will feature heavy appetizers, desserts and drinks, and a group of re-enactors will begin their presentation at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 each.

The re-enactors will include President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Major General and later President James A. Garfield and his wife and General and President Ulysses S. Grant. After the presentation, they will remain in costume and mingle with guests.

The exhibit will remain at the historical society museum until April 5.

On March 16 will be a free program titled "Lincoln and Civil Rights During the Civil War" and "Abolitionists and Lincoln" and on March 30 there will be "Medical Advancements in the Civil War."

Also, an adult book discussion on "Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: the Remarkable Story" by Jennifer Fleischner will be Feb. 27, and the Aurora Cooks! cooking group meeting March 26 will feature recipes and cookware from the Civil War era in the library's gallery at 5:30 p.m.

The traveling exhibit is from the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Reservations are due by Feb. 15. Further information is available by visiting www.aurorahistorical.org or contacting historical society secretary Kathlyn Brown at 330-562-7034 or kathlynbrown67@gmail.com.

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