Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy
Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
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.
The event features Dr. Samuel Wheeler, the Illinois Sate Historian, and John T. Shaw, author of two books on President Kennedy. Mr. Shaw will sign copies of his newest book, Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America, at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Union Theater. Registration is required. $5 members; $8 public. Book/Ticket package includes John T. Shaw's newest book, Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America. Book guaranteed only when pre-purchased by Friday, February 8, 2019.
Purchase tickets and books here.
E-TICKET MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ENTRY (printed or on digital devices).
Museum will open at 6:00pm. Book signing at 6:00pm. Event begins at 6:30pm. Illinois Gallery will be open.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
212 North 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701 (Map)