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The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family, at the Indiana State Museum Feb. 9 -- Aug. 11, 2013, examines the lives of Abraham Lincoln’s kin from his mother and father’s struggles on the Kentucky frontier through the death of his last direct descendent. Artifacts from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection form the core of the exhibition, but priceless objects on loan from several of America’s leading historical institutions provide context for this rich and compelling story.
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May 6 - 17, 10:15 a.m. (for groups with a minimum of 35) July 17, 7 p.m. (open to the public) July 20, 3 p.m. (open to the public) The Life and Times of Mary Todd Lincoln is a live theatrical experience featuring the wife of the 16th president of the United States both on stage and in the gallery of the museum’s current exhibit, The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family. The 30-minute on-stage encounter allows students a glimpse into the life of Mrs. Lincoln as viewed through her letters and contemporary accounts of her life and experiences in Kentucky, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. Students will then tour the exhibit with Mrs. Lincoln and have the opportunity for a question and answer session with the actress. The cost for this program is $5 per visitor. Supported by the Arthur Jordan Foundation
Join the Indiana State Museum to dive deeper into the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln! Price $7.00 non-member and $3.00 member per lecture June 1, 2013 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. James Cornelius, Lincoln Curator at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will give a presentation on the latest in research on Abraham Lincoln and will discuss whether any new work has changed our perspective on the sixteenth president. June 8, 2013 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Quilt researcher Caryl Schuetz will speak about women during the Civil War and the quilts they made. Caryl will be show several historic pieces as part of her presentation. June 29, 2013 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Local Industrial Arts teacher Steve Haaff of South Spencer High School will speak on his research into the carpentry work of Thomas Lincoln, the father of Abraham Lincoln. Steve will focus on techniques and patterns used by Thomas Lincoln and will have some reproduction pieces on hand for guests to view. Frank Curtis and Irving Moxley Springer Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation