(Toledo News Now) - It has been nearly 150 years since President Lincoln's Repose at the Ohio Statehouse and to commemorate the anniversary Ohioans will get the chance to pay their respects once again.
An estimated 50,000 Ohioans went to the original repose of President Lincoln on April 29, 1865 to pay their respects to the leader referred to as the “Savior of the Union.” The Ohio Statehouse was just one of the many stops made by the “Lincoln Funeral Train” following the 16th president's death, a trip that traveled over 1,600 miles over a 13 day period, eventually reaching Lincoln's hometown in Springfield, IL.
Now the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) plans to recreate the 1865 memorial, inviting all 11.5 million Ohioans to pay their respects from Wednesday, April 29 through Monday, May 4, 2015.
“I hope we have visitors from all 88 Ohio counties participate in this historic event. The 150th anniversary celebration of the repose of President Lincoln will go down in the annals of this, magnificent, building as a once in a lifetime experience,” said CSRAB Executive Director William Carleton.
For more information on the commemoration and a full schedule of events planned