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Local funeral home remembers Former President Lincoln

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The Lehigh County Historical Society hosted a presentation and exhibit commemorating the 153rd anniversary of former President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

The focus of the event was about the train that transported Lincoln’s remains to his final resting place in Springfield, Ill.

Artifacts such as a replica of Lincoln’s casket were on display.

Guests dined on gingerbread cake, Lincoln’s favorite dessert and received a replica of the program from a memorial procession held in Allentown after Lincoln’s death.