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The Lincoln Foundation are hosting two events in February to honor President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

The first is a unique performance on February 11 titled, “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant. The performance, a one-man act, is played by Grant historian Pete Grady. Retired Monmouth-Roseville teacher Tom Best describes what period of time the act takes place:

He [Grady] enters it at the end of Grant’s life. Some people will remember Grant died from throat cancer. At the end of his life he was still lucid, and wrote memoirs of his life that even today historians regard as the finest military memoirs ever published. In fact, if you look at the top ten books from the 19th Century, Grant’s memoirs are still considered some of the best written.”

The Lincoln Foundation is also hosting “A Fun Night with Lincoln” on Monday February 18 at the Warren County Library. “A Fun Night with Lincoln,” will include activities such as: creating bookmarks and pictures, playing early American games, handling Civil War Artifacts, and reading games featuring books of Lincoln. The Program is for kids in 1st through 3rd grade but Tom Best says all ages are welcome:

“Sometimes we’ll have moms, dads, older brothers and sisters that will tag along and help out with some of the activities. This is for all students in the area, home schooled, kids in the public schools, maybe those that are young at heart that may want to be part of it.”

Both events are at the Warren County Library, start from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and are free to the public.

Article written by Matthew Needham