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Lincoln Highway Experience honors Abe

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Lately, we've seen Abraham Lincoln impersonators on television dancing to sell cars and rapping to sell furniture.

Our 16th president received his more dignified due during a Tuesday birthday celebration in his honor at the Lincoln Highway Experience in Unity.

Abe's Birthday started with viewing of a new orientation video, “Through the Windshield: The Lincoln Highway Experience.” Next up was a slide show of vintage Lincoln Highway photographs, tracking the progress of an early Packard automobile along snowy and muddy sections of the road.

Afterward, guests had the opportunity to tour museum exhibits while sampling fresh apple pie and other sweet treats baked before the crack of dawn that day by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Executive Director Olga Herbert.

Office manager Kristin Poerschke facilitated the informational part of the program.

Regarding the addition of the new video, Herbert said, “People don't want to just come in and read everything; they want to be entertained.”

A surprise guest was Brian Butko of Pittsburgh, a historian and author of a number of books on the Lincoln Highway.

Seen at the party: Cindy Fiorina, John and Pat Kitsko, Cheryl Wood, Clay and Marilyn Stoner, George and Brenda Bradish, Barbara Ferrier, Bob and Sue Pryce, Terri Welch and Jessie Fitchwell.

— Shirley McMarlin

 

 
 


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