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Lincoln residents celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 214th birthday at the Nebraska History Museum

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – The Nebraska History Museum hosted a birthday bash in honor of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, on Saturday.

Volunteers gave attendees an inside look into the former president’s life, with something to take away, no matter how old you are.

To help younger audiences have an immersive experience, Lincoln High School student council volunteers set up craft stations so kids could decorate beards and hats to resemble Lincoln’s memorable look.

Council member Kennedy Bartee said he worked with the museum to organize student volunteers for the event.

“We’re looking for volunteer opportunities in the community,” she said. “I knew a few people at the museum and reached out.”

Students ran craft booths and a Lincoln-themed Jeopardy attraction.

Student council president Marlana Saalfeld oversaw the Jeopardy booth which featured different levels of difficulty.

“I think it’s really important to celebrate him and what he’s done to help the United States,” he said.

The two council members said the comments made by some of the children were funny.

“It’s really cool to exhibit the kids here,” Bartee said. “One of the kids didn’t even know he was a president.”

The festivities continued into the afternoon with Civil War reenactors speaking in character about the facts of Lincoln’s life.

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