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Meridian hosts free history presentations

Meridian’s Historic Preservation Commission and Historical Society have teamed up to present two free educational lectures in honor of Idaho’s Sesquicentennial and Historic Preservation Month.

The two lectures will take place at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave.

Wednesday, May 15: “Once Upon a Trolley — The Treasure Valley’s Electric Railway” — Presentation and discussion regarding the interurban railroad presented by historians Barbara Perry Bauer and Elizabeth Jacox.

Wednesday, May 29: “Idaho and Lincoln at 150” — A presentation about Abraham Lincoln and his experience and influence on the Idaho Territory presented by: David Leroy, Lincoln historian and expert, former Idaho Lieutenant Governor and author of “Mr. Lincoln’s Book.”

Both lectures start at 7 p.m.

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