- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A birthday party for the 16th president and other events are planned for February at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The museum and library are celebrating their 10th anniversary throughout 2015. The 10th day of every month is Family Day at the museum. With admission, families may make birthday cards for the president or Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones and get a sweet treat.

This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination.

Historian Mark DePue will speak on the war’s Siege of Petersburg on Feb. 5. Living history interpreters will appear on the president’s birthday Feb. 12. The winner of the “LincolnSelfie” contest will be announced.

Other events are planned as well.


Online: https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/tenthanniversary/

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