Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

May 26, 2020

The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) and Ford’s Theatre Society will present a free symposium focused on the life, career, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The free event, broadcast online, will take place every other Monday beginning June 8, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET and ending at 4:35 p.m. ET. Each presentation will be broadcast live on Ford’s Theatre website, the ALI Website, and Ford’s Theatre social media outlets, i.e. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Here is the schedule of events: June 8, 2020: Dr. Carl Guarneri: Lincoln’s Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War June 22, 2020: Dr. Joseph A. Fry: Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era July 6, 2020: William E. Bartelt: Abe’s Youth: Shaping the Future President July 20, 2020: Dr. James M. Lundberg: Horace Greeley: Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood August 3, 2020: Jason Emerson: Mary Lincoln for the Ages

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Hearst Deed Centennial Celebration

April 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center Optional tours before the event starting at 4:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Conveyance of the New Salem site from William Randolph Heast and Millicent Hearst to the people of the State of Illinois and to discuss the future of the site and efforts to restore the village to its former glory. The event will include remarks from: Kathryn Harris and Guy Fraker – Co-chairs, A.L.A. New Salem Project Michael Burlingame – New Salem in Lincoln’s Time Mark Pohlad – New Salem Restoration Colleen Callahan – Director, IL Department of Natural Resources Rich Adkins – President, New Salem Lincoln League Hors’ d’oevres and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. RSVP by May 10 Email your name and information to SaveNewSalem@gmail.com. Please include the following in your email: Name Phone Number Number of Guests attending the event Number of Guests for the advance tour Mailing address Location: Visitors Center Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site 15588 History Lane Petersburg, IL (Map)

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