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Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Miller, Debra
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Chicago actress Debra Miller presents in 'Mrs. Lincoln's Salon' a picture of Mary Lincoln that is both sympathetic and truthful. Mrs. Lincoln's Salon takes place in the Executive Mansion Blue Room on April 4th, 1865. The audience is invited to reminisce with Mrs. Lincoln about her childhood, her days in Springfield, her children, and the approaching end of the Civil War. The performance draws from Mary Todd Lincoln's own letters to friends, family, and political figures of the era.
Topic: Mary Todd Lincoln
Artist Wendy Allen explores her 35-year experience creating portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Wendy Allen painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln in 1983. The 16th president soon became the focus of her art, and she has painted hundreds of images of him. In 2007 she left a career in educational publishing to paint full time.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Rolland Lecture Series, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Portraits.
April 1865 was a month that could have unraveled the nation. Instead, it saved it. Senior scholar of history and public policy at the University of Maryland, Jay Winik, offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. 2019 ACPL McMurtry Lecture recorded in the Allen County Public Library in Indiana, USA.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Siege of Richmond-Virginia, American Civil War, History
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Mackie, Jr. Thomas D.
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Presented by Thomas D. Mackie, Jr., former director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Americans’ memory of our 16th president dominates the over 70 museums, historic sites, archives, and libraries devoted to him. Scattered relics hoarded by groups of devoted Lincoln followers in the 19th and early 20th century created a pattern for his public memory and these museums’ collections, fashioning a merger between reverential shrines...
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.