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September 26, 2018

Hannibal History Day Planned


HANNIBAL – The Hannibal Historical Society will host Hannibal History Day on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center on Oswego Street in the village.

Artifacts showcasing business through the years in Hannibal will be on display, including the history of the former Cook’s Manufacturing Jewelers building on the corner of Cayuga Street in the village square.

This building housed a hardware store under different owners for many years and was the location of the first car dealer in the village.

On October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center – town and village historian – Lowell Newvine and wife, Carol, will present a program on The Forgotten Woman of the Civil War.

In the 1864 painting by Francis Bickwell Carpenter entitled “The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation” – President Lincoln’s Cabinet is shown.

In the painting, there is one empty chair.

The Newvines will speculate as to who may have been entitled to fill the vacant chair.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 564-5650.

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