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  • Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy
    2/19/2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy

    Do you know about all the eerie parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy? Elected 100 years apart, both former boat captains, both replaced by men named Johnson, the list goes on — except the “parallels” are routine coincidences, exaggerations, or outright lies. Join our experts for a fun look at what’s fact and what’s fiction in this famous claim. 

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  • Lincoln on the Circuit & Mary Lincoln in the White House
    2/26/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Lincoln on the Circuit & Mary Lincoln in the White House

    Guy Fraker, J.D., retired attorney, author, and Lincoln historian, will discuss Abraham Lincoln's 20-plus year career as a lawyer and part-time judge on the 8th judicial circuit.

    Kathryn Harris, immediate past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and former director of library services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will present a first-person portrayal of Elizabeth Keckley, former slave and Mary Lincoln's trusted friend and modiste, who later wrote about her White House years.

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