at the Gooding County Museum 273 Euskadi Lane (Hwy 26/46), Gooding, Idaho
(North of the North Canyon Medical Center)
7 pm- DAVID LEROY will speak about Abraham Lincoln and Idaho. This is an Idaho Humanities Council speaker. Sponsored by Magic Valley Bank.
This talk explores the unique relationship between the sixteenth President and the Idaho Territory, which he created in 1863, appointed friends to govern, mentioned in two State of the Union speeches, and even considered on the afternoon he was assassinatd. Mr. Leroy defends the claim that more than Kentucky, Indiana, or Illinois, Idaho is the state most related to Lincoln.
David Leroy is chairman of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Chairman of the Governor's Council of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. A former prosecutor, Attorney General, and Lt. Governor, Dave has been lecturing on Lincoln since 1976.
He is the author of many articles and a book on the sixteenth president, and has a collection f historic artifacts relating to Lincoln's life which he uses to enhance his talks. His interpretations and comments tell of the unknown, the unusual and the "real animal" as Lincoln called himself.
SPECIAL SPEAKER NIGHT "NEW" Memberships only (NOT GOOD FOR RENEWALS) just $10 for rest of 2013. The regular yearly membership is $15 which will then be due in January for the upcoming 2014.
Refreshments to follow lecture.
For more information, call the Museum at 934-5318.
The lecture is FREE but donations are always welcome.