By Bonnie Williamson
Havre will host President Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, in a historical reenactment on February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Havre-Hill County Library in the lobby area.
President Lincoln will be played by Dr. Harry Fritz of the University of Montana. Dr. Fritz will appear in costume, including the famous top hat, and temporarily become President Lincoln, telling his life story and discussing the issues of his times. After the speech, the audience will have a chance to ask questions of the Civil War president.
This program will be held at the Havre-Hill County Library and starts at 7 p.m. All ages are encouraged to attend. The program is free.
Dr. Fritz, history professor at the University of Montana, has been presenting programs on President Lincoln for about 30 years.
When asked about how he began doing the program, Dr. Fritz said "Somebody sold me a hat."
The program is part of the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speaker's Bureau/ Local sponsors are the Havre-Hill County Library and the Havre Public Schools Community Education Department.
February is the month we celebrate past presidents and Cupid. Monday Feb. 14, the Friends of the Library will host a pie social to help you celebrate Valentine's Day. The pie social will begin at noon on Feb. 14 and the Friends will be serving pie until 4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Havre-Hill County Library.
Join the Friends for real homemade pie on the afternoon of Valentine's Day. The Friends appreciate your past support and are looking forward to hosting another annual pie social.
If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like to help at the pie social or bake a pie call Bev Prim, President of the Friends or the Library at 265-2123. The book sale in September and the pie social in February are the only two fund-raisers the Friends sponsor. The proceeds benefit the programs at the Havre-Hill County Library.