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Idaho State Capitol will mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, just week after the end of the war at Appomattox Court House on April 9.

Three special events will take place in Boise on Wednesday, April 15, beginning with a noon ceremony at the Lincoln statue on the Capitol Mall just south of the Idaho State Capitol on Jefferson Street. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute by the Honor Guard of the Idaho Civil War veterans and three-minute ringing of the bell at the Capitol.

The Idaho State Historical Archives at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road will hold a two-hour open house beginning at 3 p.m. on April 15. David Leroy will lead tours through more than 200 artifacts related to the president and his connection to Idaho.

At 6:30 p.m., Idaho Civil War 150 volunteers will present a program, “Idaho Remembers Lincoln: The End of the Civil War: From Appomattox to Assassination and Beyond” at the main branch of the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. The public is invited.

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