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Trailside Offers Lecture on President Lincoln’s Years in the White House, Feb. 13

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer an insightful lecture about Abraham Lincoln for adults, 18 years and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Friday, February 13, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

“This special lecture provides an opportunity to learn about our 16th President and his extraordinary leadership during years of crisis in the United States,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “It’s a perfect way to start the Presidents’ Day weekend.”

President Abraham Lincoln moved into the White House, without any executive experience, as the nation was coming apart. What was life like as he faced the challenges of the Civil War? As casualties mounted and rebel armies threatened to capture the capital, Lincoln had to entertain dignitaries and meet with cabinet members and generals, while finding time to be father and husband to a homesick family.

Glenn LeBoeuf, a lecturer and history teacher as well as a coordinator of the largest Civil War re-enactment ever held, will fascinate you with dozens of poignant and memorable stories about our legendary 16th President. Light refreshments will be served.

The fee for this evening lecture is $8 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for those from other counties. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.