President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination & Funeral
Did you know that President Lincoln’s funeral lasted 22 days?
Or that his casket traveled 1,654 miles across several states to be buried?
We will relive an epic moment in history with a special presentation on the events leading up to President Lincoln’s assassination and funeral.
Thursday, Feb 24
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center
12811 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland
Admission is Free to all
It could be said that Abraham Lincoln’s death triggered the beginning of modern day funeral service.
President Lincoln’s elaborate coffin was constructed of solid walnut, lined with lead and completely covered in expensive black cloth. It was six feet, six inches long and was decorated with sterling silver handles and studs extending the entire length of its sides. The center of the lid showcased a shield outlined in sterling silver studs and a sterling silver plate.
Historians over the years have compiled information and stories about the impactful life President Lincoln lived. President Lincoln’s funeral service staged the foundation for what we consider modern funerals. Come join us as we take a deep dive into how his funeral service helped America reimagine what a service could look like.
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