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Letter from President George W. Bush now part of Lincoln College Museum's Hall of Presidents exhibit     Send a link to a friend

[MAY 17, 2004]  A letter to the citizens of the city of Lincoln by President George W. Bush is now included in the Hall of Presidents display at the Lincoln College Museum.

The letter was sent to Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis in honor of the city's 150th anniversary celebration last summer. President Bush states in the letter, "From your christening by Abraham Lincoln to your current successes, the residents of Lincoln have been a testament to the hope, compassion and promise of America."

The Lincoln College Museum did not have a letter from the current president until now. The museum's Hall of Presidents contains signed original letters and documents from every chief executive, starting with George Washington. The documents vary from official signed papers to personal handwritten notes and letters. Former President George H.W. Bush, for example, wrote a letter in his own hand in 1999 to then Lincoln College President Jack Nutt.

 

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Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis presents the letter from President George W. Bush to Lincoln College Museum curator Ron Keller.

Lincoln College Museum curator Ron Keller says this letter completes the collection. "The museum is tremendously grateful to President Bush and to Mayor Davis and the city of Lincoln for allowing us the opportunity to house and care for this important and personal letter."

The public is welcome to view this and other historic treasures at the Lincoln College Museum, which is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

[Lincoln College news release]

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