The Asa Waters Mansion held a 200th birthday celebration weekend for President Abraham Lincoln. We went for the afternoon and had a wonderful time at the gorgeous mansion and grounds.
They had a Union army encampment, and President Lincoln himself there. Mr. Lincoln arrived by Wells Fargo, and guests could get in as well.
One of the featured events was the cake decorating contest. They had several categories: under 12, 13 to 18, adult, and professional.
Paula's daughter recreated the Lincoln Memorial using gingerbread cake and lemon frosting. (Anyone that has read d'Aulaire's book about Linclon knows how much he loved gingerbread!)
She took first place in her class--congratulations!
The event culminated with a fascinating talk based on all the portraits of Lincoln. A narrator would discuss the circumstances around the portrait and then the Lincoln actor would speak the president's words. What a wonderful history lesson!
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