President Lincoln comes to Doylestown!

To celebrate the anniversaries of the museum and the 150th of the Civil War, the Bucks County Civil War Museum and Library hosted a visit by President Abraham Lincoln and a recreation of the 1864 recruiting drive by Doylestown's own 104th Volunteer Regiment downtown at the courthouse. The event enjoyed perfect weather and a great turnout as kids 14 and under were made honorary recruits and drilled through the courtyard.

Escorted through main street by the 2nd US Cavalry, President Lincoln's carriage made a grand entrance and the 16th US President delighted crowds as he spoke of his life, the war, and slavery. Judge Chapman, soldiers of the 104th Ringgold regiment, and ladies adorning bonnets were on hand to greet the President as he arrived at the courthouse lawn. He closed the ceremony with the Gettysburg Address before his 1864 entourage departed for the James Lorah House for cake and lemonade

To see a news clipping of the event, click here 

To see a news clipping of the event, click here

 

 

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS>

>Jan 3, 2016 Greg Urwin, "I Want You to Improve Yourself: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusettes"

>Feb 7, 2017 Hugh Boyle, "The Four Assassinations: Licoln, Garfield, McKinley,Kennedy"

>Mar 7, 2017 MUSEUM BOOK REVIEW

*Meetings are held at 7pm at Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 W. Court Street, Doylestown

PAST EVENTS>

>145th Annual Doylestown Memorial Day Parade Join the Museum in the Parade!

>President Lincoln comes to Doylestown At the Courthouse

>Dedication Ceremony for Civil War Grave Doylestown Cemetery

>Civil War Tea and Fashion Show James Lorah House

>Federal City Brass Band at Doylestown Courthouse Celebrating the Museum's 10th Anniversary