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Abraham Lincoln's birthday celebration at Buffalo History Museum

by jmaloni

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Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am

Free admission during event

The Buffalo History Museum boasts the distinction of hosting the longest-running ceremonial celebration of our 16th president's birthday in the U.S.

Starting in the State Court Room of the museum, the Gettysburg Address will be delivered by an Abraham Lincoln character actor who will then lead a procession of guests and Civil War re-enactors to the portico for a live gun salute.

After the ceremony, the Irish Volunteers Band and Fife & Drum Corps will continue the celebration with lively entertainment. Refreshments are made available for purchase. The Museum Shop and all exhibits will be open to browse and explore.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 15 (Lincoln's actual birthday is Feb 12)

Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

Admission: Free during the event

Location: The Buffalo History Museum at One Museum Court (at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace)

This event is in collaboration with the "Buffalo Civil War Roundtable" and "Echoes Through Time Civil War Museum."

For more information about this event or other program happenings, the public may call The Buffalo History Museum at 716-873-9644, ext. 301, or email [email protected]. Visit the website: www.buffalohistory.org.

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