Foundation staff and docent dedicated the entire month of July to hosting the prestigious Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America exhibit at the G.A.R. Hall. The event, hard sought by foundation founder Robert L. Hunker, brought visitors from over 160 Ohio towns, 25 states and four countries, including over 2,450 guests to our historic facility.
Our success in this endeavor is attributed to countless hours by Foundation docents, added to staff focus. We are proud and honored to have been a host site for this National tour and feel there could not have been a more tailored location. With months of building renovations in place and the arrival of summer, it was an ongoing collaboration of hard work showcasing the G.A.R. Hall and our foundation. Two elegant teas were held, souvenirs were sold and six post cards were introduced. Generous donations were accepted and many new historical outreaches have been aligned.
Special thanks to the Summit County Historical Society who loaned the foundation a large Lincoln tribute that originally hanged in the G.A.R. Post in Akron. Also featured was a short film created by the students at Woodridge Middle School about the history of the G.A.R. Hall.