President and Mrs. Lincoln (Mr. & Mrs. Max Daniels) will appear at the Yorkville Public Library on April 13, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss events leading up to the start of the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the attack on Ft. Sumter, the library is holding an exhibit called "Quilts and the Civil War" from April 9 to 16.
Admission is free for the Lincoln presentation. Tickets are available at the Library for pick-up. Only 75 seats are available (no library card is required).
The week-long exhibit will have Civil War era quilts on display and a variety of other Civil war presentations will be given throughout the week including a display of Dick Popp's Fort Sumter diorama and his presentation on the topic on April 14 at 6 p.m. Dr. Clarice Boswell will present "Underground Railroad Quilts" along with her display of vintage quilts. Her presentation is on April 12 at 7 p.m.
On April 16 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Natasha Lehrer (Esther’s Place, Big Rock, IL) will be demonstrating weaving and spinning.
All events are free, and only the Lincoln presentation requires a free ticket.