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Children can learn about Civil War presidency

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am

Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. This year's program will highlight the similarities and differences between the two men who were president during the Civil War years: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.

Through stories, games and hands-on activities, children will learn about these two leaders, their families and how they influenced the Union and the Confederacy during their tenure as president. Participants will make toys that would have been played with by the Lincoln and Davis children. A noontime snack will be served while the children hear the story of Grace Bedell, the Westfield girl who convinced Lincoln to grow a beard.

The cost of the program is $10 per child. Reservations are required. Parents are encouraged to leave their children for the duration of the program. Call or email the History Center at 716-434-7433 or [email protected] for reservations and more information.

Activities run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

Minimum of 10 children are required for the program to take place.

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