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Second Annual Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration at Stone Gables Estate

April 24th, 2021 No comments

Join us for a Journey into History!

Take a step back in history to April, 1865 as we commemorate 156 years since the Lincoln Funeral Train crossed Stone Gables Estate! Witness and participate in this one-of-a-kind living history event.

Highlights of Saturday’s General Admission Experience:

• Civil War encampment, demonstrations, presentations, and exhibits by reenactors and historians
• Official Lincoln Funeral Train commemoration ceremony
• See the world-class Titanic model, recognizing the commonality of Abraham Lincoln and the Titanic’s dates with history
• See the lectern President Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address
• Train rides on the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad (purchase tickets at event)
• Food concessions

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

Photo by Tony Harnish.

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Q and A Segment-History

April 28th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “As we live with an eternal perspective, what can we learn from history?”

An eternal perspective includes an appreciation of history.

It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If you think about it, that is a sobering view of the sinful nature, because it reflects on our tendency to be blind sided by the dark side of history.

First Corinthians 10 is a textbook case of learning from previous moral failures in Israel’s history. Verse 11 says, “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us.”

History can also stir us to praise God, as we remember the reference points proving His love for us. Psalm 78, verse 4 says, “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Verse 7 says, “Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds.” Since those words were written there is more to God’s story of love and redemption. Jesus came from heaven to earth, died on a cross for our sins, and rose again to offer us eternal life through faith in Him. This is the message that our generation is entrusted with to pass along to the next generation in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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