Jamestown, N.D. – The public is invited to attend a free presentation on Abraham Lincoln by Ruth Brubakken on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Stutsman County Courthouse State Historic Site, 504 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown.

Brubakken is a retired educator and amateur presidential history nerd. She will share insights behind the smart, moral, and humorous man who became the 16th president of the United States. Learn about his career as a wrestler, the size shoe he wore, and failed romances before meeting Mary Todd.

Built in 1883, the historic Stutsman County Courthouse is home to a unique hands-on exhibit about civics and local government. It is North Dakota’s oldest surviving courthouse and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can explore the courtroom, county offices, and the basement jail; learn about American citizenship where it happened, in a community’s local courthouse; discover historical office technology; and witness historic preservation in action as restoration of the courthouse has been ongoing since the 1990s.

The Stutsman County Courthouse is a state historic site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. It is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and additional hours by appointment during the winter months. For more information, visit history.nd.gov or call 701.328.1883. For more programs sponsored by the State Historical Society, go to history.nd.gov/events.