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Third Annual Lincolniana Gala: A VIRTUAL Evening with Harold Holzer
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The 3rd Annual Lincolniana Gala: A VIRTUAL Evening with Harold Holzer will benefit the campaign to secure a "permanent home" for the Lincolniana collection. Holzer is a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. The evening will include the discussion of his latest book, The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media- from the Founding Fathers to Fake News, as well as a VIP Virtual reception and other ticketed benefits. Autographed copies of his latest book will be available thru ticket sales only.
A Special Message from Harold Holzer:
“I am looking forward to "returning" to Springfield via Zoom to support the crucial work of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. For years, the ALPLF has supported Springfield’s greatest Lincoln institution, making it possible for visitors and scholars alike to learn from, and be inspired, by our greatest president. The difficult times through which all Americans are now living only re-enforce our reliance on the lessons of the past to inspire us into the future. Lincoln faced his own existential crisis, his own era’s threat to the fabric of American life, and made sure that we not only survived as a nation, but extended liberty and opportunity to those long denied equality. As I make my plans to visit Springfield, I am remembering the words Lincoln spoke on February 11, 1861, when he left Springfield: “Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidentially hope that all will yet be well.” May Lincoln’s words usher us into a safe and secure future.”
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Lincoln and the Railroad
Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
Join Jamie Stout, Director of Membership of the ALPLF and Patricia LaBounty the Curator of the Union Pacific Collection and Manager of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum for an interactive discussion and presentation on Lincoln and the Railroad.
When President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Pacific Railway Act in 1862, he created Union Pacific and set events in motion to complete the continents first transcontinental railroad. Completed at Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10, 1869, Lincoln never was witness to the finish of what he began in 1862. Explore the impacts and legacy of the transcontinental railroad as well as the connections between Abraham Lincoln and officers of Union Pacific during the early construction years with Union Pacific Curator, Patricia LaBounty.
Patricia manages one of the oldest corporate collections and museums in America. Union Pacific’s collection, displayed at the Museum, draws visitors from all 50 states and more than 40 countries from around the world. She began working for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in 2006. Patricia holds a BA in Anthropology from Whitman College and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma.
Author Talk with Thomas J. Brown
Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
Join us as Dr. Christian McWhirter, Lincoln Historian interviews Thomas Brown, professor of history at the University of South Carolina. They will discuss his new book, Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America.
This sweeping new assessment of Civil War monuments unveiled in the United States between the 1860s and 1930s argues that they were pivotal to a national embrace of military values. Americans' wariness of standing armies limited construction of war memorials in the early republic and continued to influence commemoration after the Civil War. As large cities and small towns across the North and South installed an astonishing range of statues, memorial halls, and other sculptural and architectural tributes to Civil War heroes, communities debated the relationship of military service to civilian life through fund-raising campaigns, artistic designs, oratory, and ceremonial practices.