Lincoln's election subject of Civil War Roundtable Saturday
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:03 pm

MADRID – History was made on Nov. 6, 1860 when Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States. One hundred fifty years later that election will be the topic of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 63rd Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 6th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Madrid Community Center.

Local Lincoln expert and member of the Civil War Roundtable, Terry Niles will speak on the "Election of 1860" as part of the short business meeting that begins at 11 a.m.

Stan Maine, chair of the Civil War Roundtable, will also speak at the Annual Membership Meeting about the SLCHA's upcoming plans for commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011.

Following the presentation, lunch will be served. The cost is $10, and reservations must be made in advance. Lunch will consist of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, rolls, dessert and beverage. No reservation is necessary if you plan to attend only the meeting and presentation.

The watercolor painting "View from Behind the Pinecone Restaurant, Wanakena," by Jeanne Reynolds will be raffled off, as well.

Tickets at $1 each or 6 for $5 may be purchased in advance at the SLCHA, 3 East Main St., Canton or at the annual meeting at the Madrid Community Center.

All proceeds benefit the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.