Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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Elkhart Historical Society presents …

'From Lincoln's Tomb to Arlington and Back'

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[May 08, 2012]  ELKHART -- The Elkhart Historical Society will present a dinner lecture on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wild Hare Café in Elkhart. Virgil Davis and Chuck Fricke will talk about and explore America's rich history of military funerals and ceremonies.

Davis has obtained many original artifacts from Abraham Lincoln's funeral as well as other notable funeral items from Lincoln's time to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. Attendees will be able to view original items going back to the Lincoln funeral and the ceremonies that accompanied that sorrowful time in our country's history.

The evening is planned as an entertaining and educational opportunity to learn about the pomp and ceremonies for those "who gave the last measure of devotion" to their country.

Tickets are $25 per person. Seating is limited, so please call 217-947-2238 to confirm reservations. Reservation forms may then be downloaded from the Elkhart Historical Society website, www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org, or picked up at Horsefeathers in Elkhart.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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