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The Emergence of Lincoln: Because of or In Spite of his Hoosier Roots?

A Lincoln Symposium

Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7:00 pm

Allen County Public Library, Main Library Theater

In celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana statehood and the arrival of the Lincoln family in Indiana, historian William Bartelt, Dr. Brian Dirck, and Dr. Nicole Etcheson will present a program on "The Emergence of Lincoln: Because of or In Spite of his Hoosier Roots?"  Each speaker will briefly explore an aspect of Lincoln's Indiana experience:

  • William Bartelt, Lincoln historian, will speak on "The Impact of the Ohio River on Lincoln's Experience."
  • Dr. Brian Dirck, Anderson University, will present "Lincoln's Indiana Experience of Death and Mourning."
  • Dr. Nicole Etcheson, Ball State University, will discuss "Politics as a Pivot for Lincoln's Relationship with Indiana."

The presentations will be followed by speakers' responses and questions from the audience.

The Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m., in the theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana and is free and open to the public.


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