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Follow Lincoln's body as it travels from Washington to Springfield in 1865. Watch as Lincoln's tomb is built, rebuilt, and rebuilt yet again. Hear about the bizarre circumstances of Lincoln's casket being opened five times and moved approximately fifteen times after his arrival in Springfield.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, Abraham...
In this 4th annual Rolland Lecture Series, David S. Reynolds, professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, draws comparisons to the lives of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist, John Brown. Mr. Reynolds discusses events that led up to Lincoln's assassination and the political atmosphere that produced his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Topics: Rolland Lecture, Allen County Public Library, John Wilkes Booth, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln
Richard Hileman is one of the author/researchers of The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study. Abraham Lincoln was conspicuously silent about the family of his mother, Nancy Hanks. From 1900 into the 1950s, her ancestry was the subject of intense interest and was hotly contested. Hileman investigates new historical evidence revealing the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry.
Topics: Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln, Nancy...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- Emerson, Jason
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Abraham Lincoln and poetry are known to have a strong connection to each other, but what about his wife, Mary? Throughout history, Mary Lincoln has been the subject of numerous poems, both flattering and satirical. Please join Jason Emerson as he looks at Mary's poetic connections and explains the context surrounding them. Jason Emerson is a journalist and a Lincoln historian with over 25 years of research. He has written "Mary Lincoln for the Ages," "The Madness of Mary...
Topics: Poetry, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Mary Todd Lincoln
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The word democracy occurs only 137 times in the collected writings of Abraham Lincoln. But nothing for Lincoln could be "as clearly true as the truth of democracy." So, when the thunderous cloud of Civil War broke over his presidency, Lincoln had no hesitation in portraying the struggle as a contest, not over constitutional niceties, or even over slavery, but over the basic principle of democracy itself and "whether a constitutional republic, or a democracy -- a government of the...
Topics: R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture, Democracy, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library,...
Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University, presents a lecture celebrating the sesquicentennial of the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dr. Medford describes the atmosphere in Galveston, TX, two and a half years after Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and gives insights into the events of Juneteenth, June 19th, 1865.
Topics: Allen County Public Library, Juneteenth, Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- Gastineau, Jane E.
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Lincoln librarian Jane Gastineau presents some of the election releated materials drawn from the holdings of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of election tickets, pamphlets, cartoons, campaign newspapers and other ephemera.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln Financial...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- Allen County Public Library
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The Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation make a lead gift of $1 million toward a $5 million fund drive to create the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research at the Allen County Public Library. Speakers include Larry Rowland, former Chairman of Lincoln Reinsurance Companies and friend of Rolland Family, Greta Southard, Director of the Allen County Public Library, and Mimi Rolland.
Topics: Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, Allen County Public Library, Abraham Lincoln, Ian Rolland
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- Etcheson, Nicole
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Leading up to the 2020 election, the political atmosphere is incredibly divisive. Elections in the past weren’t the same…or were they? Dr. Nicole Etcheson is the Alexander M. Bracken professor of history at Ball State University who will be looking at elections during Lincoln’s time as well as some correlation to today’s political environment. She is author of 'A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community' (2011) as well as numerous other books and articles. She was...
Topics: Elections, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln, Abraham, --...