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Lincoln Events at the Allen County Public Library and Indiana State Museum


Abraham Lincoln: Indianan and the West

2016 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture

September 20, 2016, 7 pm

Allen County Public Library, Theater

The Hon. Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and noted Lincoln scholar, will present the 2016 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20th, in the theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.  His lecture, titled "Abraham Lincoln: Indianan and the West," will focus on the Lincoln family's move from Kentucky to Indiana in 1816.  Williams will discuss the Lincolns' move within the larger context of westward American migration.

Williams will also give an informal talk and discussion at a brown bag lunch at noon on September 20th in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library

Both events are part of the yearlong celebration of the bicentennial of both the Lincoln family's move to Indiana and its statehood.  They are free and open to the public.


For more information about any upcoming events, contact us.

To view a comprehensive list of Lincoln-related events happening across the country, visit the Events Calendar on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation website.