Big news on the museum front! The PCHS has agreed to send our prized possession, the Lincoln Flag, to Washington DC to be included in a very special exhibit in April and May of 2015.
The exhibit will feature a collection of blood relics and items which were in Ford’s Theater that fateful night in 1865. The exhibit will be featured at the Ford’s Theater Society’s new state of the art museum, located next to the Peterson House.
On a recent trip to DC to meet with the curators of the upcoming exhibit, PCHS President Christine Cohen and I were treated to an excusive tour of the new museum as well as Ford’s Theater. The highlight was being allowed to step onto the stage at Ford’s and actually standing in the wings, likely in the very spot our flag bearer Jeannie Gourlay stood when the assassin whisked by her in his escape. Chills I tell ya!
I am proud to know the Lincoln Flag will be seen by thousands, hec maybe a million, people. The Ford’s Society anticipates a sell out and tickets will be hard to come by. For this reason, the PCHS will offer a special trip to DC during the exhibit to ensure our membership gets the opportunity. As plans solidify for the two day trip we will announce them.
In other news, please join us for the Columbus Day weekend events we have coming up. We are giving a nod to the arts once more by hosting a photography exhibit of the fab work of JoAnne Kalish. That will open on Oct. 10th and run through December 7th. Stop by the opening reception from 7-9 and meet the shutterbug. I’m sure JoAnne will love being called that! Not.
The Schocopee Schoolhouse will be the focus on October 11th. We will be giving costumed tours of the little red schoolhouse from 12-4, and a performance to benefit the school will feature Bob Dorough, jazz musician and creator of the famed Schoolhouse Rock! songs many of us grew up with. The concert will be held at the Columns Museum at 7pm, Tickets can be obtained by calling me at 579-296-8126. Hope to see you all very soon!
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