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Friday, January 30, 2009

LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL EVENTS

Fellow Lincoln nuts, don’t you wish that we all lived in the Springfield (IL) area?

BICENTENNIAL UPDATE
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
JANUARY 26, 2009

VISIT THE OFFICIAL ILLINOIS LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL WEBSITE

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AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS AND SIGNINGS

Note: Events take place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, February 8
Book Signing
10 am - Noon
Charles Hubbard, author of Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency; Edna Green Medford, co-author of the book about Lincoln's famous speech, The Emancipation Proclamation; and Dr. Wayne Temple, author of From Skeptic to Prophet.
Museum Store

Sunday, February 8
Reflecting on Lincoln
12 pm
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, reflects on a lifetime of Lincoln scholarship.
Presidential Library, Multi-Purpose Room
Free admission - Reservations Required: (217) 558-8934

Sunday, February 8
Collecting Lincoln
2 pm
Daniel Weinberg of Chicago's Abraham Lincoln Bookshop moderates a panel of noted Lincoln collectors: Louise Taper, Philip Kunhardt, Jack Smith, and retired Chief Justice of Rhode Island Frank Williams.
Presidential Library, Multi-Purpose Room
Free admission - Reservations Required: (217) 558-8934

Monday, February 9
The Last Lincoln Lecture
7 pm
Presented by Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and author of Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power.
Museum, Union Theater
Free admission - Reservations Required: (217) 558-8934

Tuesday, February 10
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
7 pm
By author Daniel Mark Epstein.
Museum, Union Theater
Free admission - Reservations Required: (217) 558-8934

Thursday, February 12
Writing Lincoln for Children
8:15 - 9:15 am
A roundtable discussion, geared for adults, with successful authors of historical children's literature.
Presidential Library

Thursday, February 12
Lincoln Author Book Fair
8 - 11:30 am; 1 - 5 pm
Meet 20+ of your favorite Lincoln authors as they sign their books. Books are available for sale.
Presidential Library, Lincoln Reception Room

Thursday, February 12
Children's Author Book Signing
9:30 - 10 am
Authors include Bob Burleigh, Catherine Clinton, Cheryl Harness, Betty Kay, Wendell Minor, and Karen Winnick.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Thursday, February 12
Children's Storytelling with Abraham Lincoln
10 am and 4 pm
Historical figures return to share the value of reading with children.
Lincoln Home Visitor Center

Thursday, February 12
Children's Reading Room
1 - 3:30 pm
Children's book authors read their Lincoln stories to children.
Presidential Library, Classroom

Thursday, February 12
Age of Lincoln Roundtable
9 - 11:30 am
Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association.
Old State Capitol

Thursday, February 12
Lincoln and His Contemporaries
10 - 11:15 am
Roundtable discussion with Lincoln scholars.
Presidential Library

Thursday, February 12
George L. Painter Lincoln Lectures
1 - 2 pm
Discussion on Literary Uses of Lincoln.
Lincoln Home Visitor Center

Thursday, February 12
The Breakup of the Union
1 - 2:15 pm
Panel of noted Lincoln scholars engage in roundtable discussion.
Presidential Library

Thursday, February 12
Lincoln and the Civil War
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Hear noted Lincoln scholars engage in roundtable discussion.
Presidential Library

Friday, February 13
Lincoln & Leadership
9 am - 12 pm
Half-day seminar where Fritz Klein as Lincoln shares his views on leadership. Finishes with a presidential press conference where attendees can ask questions.
Lincoln Home

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