Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday is a federal holiday to pay tribute to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and all of our great presidents.
You gotta love Abe these days. With the move "Lincoln" so successful, with all of its Academy Award nominations, President Abraham Lincoln is all the talk. That's why we honor him with Presidents Day Monday. But don't forget about George. After all, George Washington was our first president and the hero of the Revolutionary War. Not everyone gets the day off Monday to ponder these great presidents. Some government offices are closed, including post office locations in Palmer and Forks townships. Easton Area School District Students also have the day off.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Survey drawn by first president in 1750 will be displayed until Feb. 28.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tom Coombe
Saturday, February 16
Before he won the Revolutionary War and became the first U.S. president, George Washington made maps and surveys. One of those surveys -- drawn by an 18-year-old Washington -- is on display now at the Sigal Museum, part of its “George Washington: A Sampling of Important Manuscripts” exhibit, which is on display until Feb. 28. Washington's birthday is celebrating with the Presidents Day holiday Monday. In a news release, the museum said it hopes the exhibit gives visitors "a deeper understanding of Washington as a man, family member, land owner, and leader." The exhibit includes a letter written by Washington in 1770, a letter from 1799 dealing with Washington's death as well as a portrait of Washington discovered on the banks of the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts.
Check out any calendar and you’ll see that the third Monday in February is designated as Presidents Day, a holiday most commonly associated with two of the (arguably) most important presidents of our country, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. But really, only one of those is accurate. Read on to find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts: 1. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington share the same birth month. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, while Washington was born on February 22, 1732 -- only some 10 days and 77 years apart. But while Honest Abe made some important contributions to our country’s history, the federal government never really saw him as Washington’s equal. Here’s why…