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My Town Grand Haven: LDL to host Lincoln in Illinois program March 26
My Town Grand Haven: LDL to host Lincoln in Illinois program March 26

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- On Thursday, March 26,  Tom Buettner will take Loutit District Library patrons back in time to Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln started out on his own.

Lincoln started his law practice in New Salem and raised his family in Springfield, where he was later laid to rest.

On April 15, the 150th Civil War Commemoration recognizes the death of Abraham Lincoln. His funeral train, which will be replicated, took the long journey back to Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery, carrying Lincoln and his son, little Willie.

There were many twists and turns in this latter event before Lincoln was finally laid to rest.

The fate of Lincoln’s family members is outlined as well as a visit made to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Buettner’s program is free to the public and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit www.loutitilibbrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

Buettner, a resident of Caledonia, is noted in West Michigan for presenting programs addressing a multitude of topics. Since 2009, he has presented programs at LDL about the life of Mark Twain, Chicago’s World’s Fair, Great Lakes ferry system, Thomas Dickens, and the Model T.  Each program is well-researched and presented in a refreshing manner.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven, Michigan. LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 145,581 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.