Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times - National Traveling Exhibition
Organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the exhibition has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of human experience and cultural heritage. The exhibit features seven panels that display text, photos and graphics about the 16th president. The exhibit begins by discussing Lincoln's early life in Kentucky and then continues through his time in Springfield, as president, his assassination and finally his legacy. The exhibit also has two displays specifically devoted to slavery and the Civil War.
Patricia Lynch, co-founder of the West Side Soldiers Aid Society, Inc. will speak about Milwaukee's connections to our 16th president. She is dance mistress of West Side Victorian Dancers, and author of Milwaukee's Soldiers Home. Learn about the threads connecting pioneering women and men to President Abraham Lincoln. Program begins in Mozart's Grove and then moves to Meeting Room I. Abraham Lincoln Program Presented by The West Side Soldiers Aid Society, Inc.
Expand on your knowledge of the life of our 16th President by seeing the new Steven Spielberg film Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field among others in a star-studded ensemble. The film focuses on just the last four months of Lincoln's life, adapted from Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals. If you have time between the upcoming post-Thanksgiving dinner tryptophan haze and Black Friday shopping madness, take the chance to check out both the masterful movie and the wealth of knowledge in Goodwin's terrific text.
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