Events

Presentation, “Harold Holzer: Lincoln and the Press—In Life and Death”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 7pm in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
$12.50 admission, or $10 for Museum members.

Harold Holzer, nationally noted Lincoln author and former chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, will give an engaging presentation on his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. If you believe our media is biased now, wait until you learn what it was like during the Civil War.

The evening includes access to our latest special exhibition, “Lincoln’s Final Journey: A Nation Mourns.”

Presentation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” featuring Dean Dorrell

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 1:30 in the Wiekemp Auditorium;

Join a conversation with our 16th President visits, as famed Lincoln portrayer Dean Dorrell presents an exciting and informative event.

As Lincoln, Dean will talk about Lincoln’s early life, his adult years in and around Springfield, and his years as President. The presentation uses Lincoln’s own words from his various speeches and writings. Guests can interact with the President as he discusses his life.

Dean Dorrell has been portraying Abraham Lincoln for over nineteen years in schools, on stage, and in commercials. He holds a life membership in the Association of Lincoln Presenters, which presented him with the “Abraham Lincoln of the Year” award for 2002. Among his many noted performances, Dean joined with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “Star Spangled Fourth – Symphony on the Prairie”.