Dick Johnson forwarded these thoughts on the upcoming bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. -EditorWhatever organizations you are a member of should be in the midst of their plans for celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth and the Lincoln cent's 100th next February. Want to issue a medal? Medal manufacturers tell me they still have some open press time but it is filling up fast. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress, is coordinating all the bicentennial activities at every level of society and every location. Here are some of the projects and cultural events on tap:
Other tributes slated for the next two years include:
An example of a local event is by the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Illinois. It is planning a full day for kids age 7 to 11 in the Quad City area. For February 15 they are planning "Penny Science" in honor of Lincoln's 200th and the Lincoln cent's 100th. There will be, according to their announcement, "games and hands-on activities featuring trivia and amazing experiments with that common copper coin." Whatever your plans, tell it to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission at www.lincolnbicentennial.gov/contact-us.aspx
They want to learn of everything that honors Lincoln and the Lincoln cent. Tell 'em. For the Putnam Museum announcement, click on: Explore science at the Putnam (http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=406282)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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