Springfield’s Historic Cannon Ball House, located at 126 Morris Ave., will be hailing the handwriting of the chiefs this weekend.
In honor of Presidents' Day Weekend, the museum will display the handwriting specimens from two presidents, George Washington and Herbert Hoover.
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the public can inspect the writing of the Presidents as well as the historical artifacts regularly on display at the museum.
The correspondence written by Washington was written in Springfield during the Revolutionary War. While the Washington letter is displayed annually, this is the first time in five years the Hoover letter shall be on exhibit.
Visitors are also encouraged to inspect the letters documenting the Civil War adventures of Wellington Briant. This year’s letters, chronicling 1862, include Wellington’s account of finally seeing combat and a valentine he made for his sweetheart. In addition, you can find out about the battle of Springfield and how the Cannon Ball House got its name.