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TELL CITY - The Lincoln family will be front and center during October programs at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
Besides a current display of books and other materials about the 16th president as patrons enter the doors, the library will also provide two Lincoln programs. Daniel Easter of Mitchell, who recently co-produced the "Lincoln Scrapbook," will be at the library Oct. 3 to discuss various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life.
The "Lincoln Scrapbook" is a published collection of news clippings put together by one of Easter's relatives, who saved everything she could on the president, including a story about his dog being assassinated.
The book was reproduced in color and provides a unique look at Lincoln and his life through the eyes of those touched by it. The program begins at 1 p.m. in the library's meeting room.
The furniture of Lincoln's father will be the topic of a visual discussion by Steve Haaff of Spencer County at 1 p.m. Oct. 10.
Haaff is a Thomas Lincoln furniture expert and has traveled all over the country to document and photograph the existing pieces, even some made by the president.
The Thomas Lincoln furniture presentation shows a different view of the Lincoln family, compared to the one detailed in history books, and some of the furniture that is still in Perry County.
The program is sure to be interesting for both history buffs and fans of antique furniture.
Both programs are free and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.