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9/7/2013
14:00 Lincoln program
The Lincolns of Virginia Presented by Philip C. Stone

Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m., Handley Library Auditorium

Co-Sponsored by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Many of us have knowledge of Abraham Lincoln as our sixteenth President, as an attorney from Illinois or log splitter from Kentucky. But, Abraham Lincoln has deep roots in Virginia. For example, President Lincolnís father, grandparents, great-grandparents and cousins lived in Rockingham County, Virginia. The president even communicated with a Rockingham County cousin about his Virginia ancestors. Lincolns served in the Confederacy and owned slaves. Several substantial Lincoln residences in the area, all built before the Civil War, remain in the area.

Lincoln expert and former Bridgewater College president Phillip C. Stone, will present a lecture on the Lincolns of Virginia. Active in local historical groups, Stone is a frequent lecturer on Abraham Lincoln and for each of the last 38 years has conducted a ceremony oat a local Lincoln family cemetery to commemorate Lincolnís birthday. He is past president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society. In 2004 he founded the Lincoln Society of Virginia, which hosts an annual symposium on Lincoln.

Free and Open to the Public.