The Abraham Lincoln Association

Cantigny Park Symposium

On Saturday, June 17th, the Abraham Lincoln Association convened a symposium at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. The symposium delved deep into the escalating use and accessibility of primary, authentic resources in the scholarly exploration of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction era.

Now, we proudly present videos of each illuminating presentation.

Jeffery Anderson, assistant curator of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park
Michael Burlingame discusses his book Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Dan Weinberg, an expert on Lincoln documents and owner of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago
Michelle Krowl, a specialist in the Civil War and Reconstruction manuscript division at the Library of Congress
Diana Dretske, author of The Bonds of War
Guy Fraker, author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit
William Griffing, creator of Spared & Shared: Saving History One Letter at a Time
Robert I. Girardi, author/editor of nine books on the Civil War, including The Civil War Generals