Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with Kevin Wood, September 3 The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will present a live online presentation titled, “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with actor Kevin Wood on Thursday, September 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The live stream will air on Zoom. Wood will present a first-person portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in period dress and discuss the president’s life and the history of the … [Read more...]

Proud to be an American?

Independence Day Commentary Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year and is at its lowest point since the poll began. 42% are extremely proud, 21% are very proud, 15% are moderately proud, 12% are a little proud, and 9% are not proud at all. As recently as 2016, 81% were extremely or very proud - today it has dropped to 63%. Is it any wonder? With a toxic political environment, pandemic, economic collapse, and mass protests, … [Read more...]

Students Receive Hands-on Election Experience Voting

Avondale School District Students have Hands-on Election Experience Voting and Campaigning Though the dust has settled on this election year, students at R. Grant Graham Elementary in the Avondale School District won’t soon forget their experience as candidates for the position of “Best President Ever”.  Part of a fourth grade research project, students were assigned a past U.S. President to learn about, write about and speak as. Following weeks of research, students wrote a persuasive speech … [Read more...]

The Presidential Election of 1860

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting a lecture on The Presidential Election of 1860 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting The Presidential Election of 1860 on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Erin Dwyer from Oakland University will discuss Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaign - a divisive campaign involving … [Read more...]

Lincoln’s Leadership Lessons

February 12 is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. In honor of this, we welcome the Honorable Michael Warren who has prepared the following commentary on what can be gleaned today from Lincoln's leadership: As we commemorate the 206th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, most people celebrate his birth — if at all — by grabbing a great bargain at the mall. This trivialization is deeply concerning for many reasons, not the least of which is ignoring his tremendous leadership. Even a casual review reveals that … [Read more...]

Presentation on Abraham Lincoln by Storyteller Maureen Esther

Come and enjoy storyteller Maureen Esther’s slide show presentation of our beloved Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, February 9th at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Over two hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln was born in a small cabin in Kentucky. Destined for the White House, this honorable, gentle man would resolve to keep the union together against all odds. Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar … [Read more...]