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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...
The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana Presents the 2022 McMurtry Lecture with Ronald C. White: Ronald C. White speakson topics from his newest book, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President. The book won the 2021 Barondess/Lincoln award presented by the Civil War Round Table of New York for “the greater appreciation of the life and work of Abraham Lincoln.” Ronald C. White is also the author of two New York Times bestselling...
Topics: 2022 McMurtry Lecture, Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- William E. Bartelt, Dr. Brian Dirck, Dr. Nicole Etcheson
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In celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana statehood and the arrival of the Lincoln family in Indiana, historian William Bartelt, Dr. Brian Dirck, and Dr. Nicole Etcheson will present a program on “The Emergence of Lincoln: Because of or In Spite of his Hoosier Roots?”
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Indiana History, Friends of the Lincoln Collection...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- Williams, Frank J.
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Lincoln scholar Frank J. Williams, a retired Rhode Island Supreme Court chief justice, discusses the Lincoln family’s move to Spencer County in southern Indiana in 1816, the year Indiana became a state. Williams also lectures about the Lincolns' movement from Kentucky to Indiana as part of the larger westward migration taking place in the United States at that time.
Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Childhood and youth., R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture
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...
Presented by Susannah Koerber  September 22, 2022, Susannah Koerber speaks on topics relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Black community, and the fight for emancipation and citizenship. Susannah Koerber is the Chief Curator and Research Officer at Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation
Hoosiers like to think that our greatest president derived his greatness from his youth growing up in Indiana. In fact, Abraham Lincoln rejected many of the values of 19th-century Indiana. Indiana was a Democratic state; Lincoln was a Whig. Indiana was a black law state, with legal discriminations against African Americans; Lincoln’s policies as president would end the black laws. Lincoln left Indiana at age 21 and like many a youth, he choose a path for his adult life that differed from his...
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Indiana History, Abraham Lincoln's Childhood, Spencer County Indiana, Lincoln at...