President Lincoln visits Williamsburg

March 28th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Williamsburg Elementary third, fourth, and fifth grade students recently enjoyed a visit from President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln was portrayed by Stan Wernz. In 2006, Wernz won the “Best Lincoln of 2005″ award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP). The children listened intently to our 16th President talk about his life. He spoke about his passion to eliminate slavery and conviction to fulfill the Declaration of Independence’s claim that “All men are created equal”.

This “living history” program was sponsored by the Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association.

The Harmony Hill Association presents other educational programs during the school year.

In the fall, the 4th grade students will take a field trip to the Rankin House in Ripley, Ohio and the Chilo Locks and Museum. Last month, Izella Cadwallader, a member of the Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association, narrated a slide show presentatioin of their recently published, "Memories of the Past" postcard book of historical scenes of Williamsburg.

In May, a program featuring pioneer activities will be held at Harmony Hill, the homestead site of Major General William Lytle.

There they will visit the museum and the dairy house. The dairy house, built in 1800, is one of several buildings in Williamsburg listed on the National Register of Historical Sites and is considered the oldest historical structure in Clermont County.
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