Miniature solider collection at Bostic Lincoln Center
The Bostic Lincoln Center, a non-profit museum, located in Bostic has received a number of miniature toy soldiers from the collection of Walter Walukewicz of Gaffney, S.C.
Walukewicz included in the gift two cabinets to house the miniatures. Visitors are invited to view the gift of figures which include soldiers from the Revolutionary War with George
Washington at Valley Forge, Civil War soldiers with Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, a Confederate band, soldiers and Indians depicting the French and Indian War. Many of the items
Walukewicz molded and painted.
The museum is open Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The center will open other hours and days by appointment.
More 3,000 visitors have registered at the museum since opening. Guests are given a tour and shown a documentary of the local generational story that Nancy Hanks lived in the area and had Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 16th President, on “Lincoln Hill” near Bostic.
This spring Bostic will be having its first spring festival on April 20 in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the opening of the Bostic Lincoln Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. There will be free entertainment all day with a feature group at 3 p.m.
At 4 p..m. there will be an outdoor Nancy Hank’s drama presented by Rutherford Community Theatre. Besides the entertainment, visitors will be able to enjoy a children’s art show, petting zoo, heritage exhibits, bingo, antique cars, food and craft vendors. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and stay all day.
For more information about the event or the Bostic Lincoln Center, call 245-9800 or email info@bosticlincolncenter.