Four New Directors for Harlan-Lincoln House

Following incorporation and re-opening last October, the Board of Directors of the Harlan-Lincoln House, Inc. 101 West Broad, Mount Pleasant held its first annual meeting January 30, 2024. The Board elected four new directors. These are Kimn Hassenfritz, Debra Rodgers, Dr. John Bennett and Amy Frantz. Continuing directors are Tricia File, Pat White, Lea Bradley, Paul Juhl, Lynn Ellsworth and Elizabeth Garrels.

One of the responsibilities of the Board of Directors is to share with the public the relevant heritage of the Senator James Harlan and President Abraham Lincoln families. With that meaningful legacy in mind, the first event of the new year will be in Mount Pleasant’s downtown Union Block (111 W Monroe) on Presidents’ Day, February 19. To accommodate attendees’ schedules, the same presentation “Conversations with a Lincoln Collector” will be at noon and 6:30 p.m. by Lincoln researcher, Ethan Afshani from Buffalo, NY. He will share Lincoln knowledge, interspersed with his experiences and artifacts as a Lincoln collector.

The Harlan-Lincoln House, Inc., P.O. Box 251, Mount Pleasant, IA is a designated 501[c](3) public charity also listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.