Beacon Journal staff

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Cuyahoga Falls Library will host a civil war presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St.

Tom Vince, historian and archivist of the Western Reserve Academy, will compare the lives of President Abraham Lincoln and radical abolitionist John Brown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.

Vince will share similarities between the two men including their beginnings on the Western frontier, educations, influence from the Bible and Shakespeare and how one would eventually advocate violence while the other would be drawn into it.

This event is free and open to the public.