Genealogical Society Hears
Program on Upcoming Lincoln Exhibit
by: Bobby McDonald
Members of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society learned on Thursday night from Hope Cain, Director of the Sulphur Springs Public Library, that Hopkins County and the greater Northeast Texas area is in for a unique opportunity, beginning October 10. That's when the Lincoln Exhibit arrives at the local library and will be available for viewing. The exhibit, one of hallmark quality, tells the story of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, his thoughts, his struggles, and his interpretation of the Constitution, during the Civil War.
"This exhibit brings to life some of the things we've all learned in our history classes, but really never had the opportunity to explore so closely," advised Hope Cain, as she explained the exhibit to the members of the Genealogical Society, on Thursday night. "It's a rare opportunity for a community and library the size of ours to receive such an exhibit, so we're so excited and so excited for everyone to have this opportunity!"
Cain and her staff are getting everything at the library ready and are soliciting the help of some 60 community volunteers to come and help with transporting visitors through the exhibit, once it arrives. "We need volunteers that will help us greet all of the anticipated visitors that will be coming to our community!" expressed Cain. "We look for school children from all across Northeast Texas, as well as adults from everywhere, as the exhibit will not be available anywhere but here, in this entire region!"
Cain explained that volunteers are needed to volunteer for a day, for a day a week, or just for a few hours, to take care of the crowd that is anticipated for this outstanding opportunity. Volunteers need to contact the Sulphur Springs Public Library for information and to volunteer their time for this opportunity.
"We here at the Genealogical Society are looking forward to the opening of this outstanding exhibit," expressed Ronny Glossup, President of the Society. "It's an opportunity for people to learn so much about the life of one of our most important U.S. Presidents and the six weeks the exhibit will be here, will bring so many people to our community! It's a rare opportunity!"