The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a lecture at noon on Tuesday, January 14. Garland Courts, Railroad Museum Director, will present Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Many cortege and other ceremonial details from Lincoln’s funeral were duplicated almost 100 years later for John F. Kennedy’s state funeral.
Courts has degrees in History and Political Science from California State University at Fullerton, and has worked with the Las Cruces Museum system since 2005.
A related traveling exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, through January 25.
Light refreshments served. For more information, please call 647-4480.
The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.