The RICWSCC extends thanks to Malcolm Grear and Pat Appleton of Malcolm Grear Designers, Inc., Providence, for the designs of our logo and stationery; Gregg Mierka of the Cranston Historical Society for use of the Governor Sprague Mansion for our meetings; Gil Lantani of Focus Business Solutions, Johnston, for the design and maintenance of our website; Amanda Beck, of Brave River Solutions, for hosting our website; John Russell, Esq., of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, Providence, for securing our 501 (c) (3) non-profit status, and to the firm for its commitment to funding educational materials. For their generous and ongoing support of the project to restore and preserve Rhode Island's historical military flags, including those from the American Civil War, the Commission thanks the Champlin Foundations and Mr. Kimball Brace. The RICWSCC thanks Louise Moulton and the Providence Public Library for distribution of The Rhode Island Home Front in the Civil War Era to Rhode Island libraries. The Commission would also like to thank Congressman Jim Langevin, Nancy Beatty, Lisa Smith, and Holly Bennett for their gracious support. The Commission thanks Dan Calabro, Esq., the Providence Public Library, the Johnston (RI) Historical Society, and Frank and Virginia Williams for their generous support.  The Commission thanks the House of Representatives for presenting a General Assembly grant of $5,000 to the Commission for publication of The Rhode Island Home Front in the Civil War Era.



Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

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