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A Rich and Fertile Land

DuPage County Historical Museum

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Join Bruce Kraig, Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, and Michelle Podkowa, DuPage County Historical Museum, as they discuss "A Rich and Fertile Land”. Kraig and Podkowa examine how American food habits transformed the Midwest from virgin prairies to the nation’s farming heartland. Podkowa will talk about how her family’s history is a living example of how this happened and what life is like “down on the farm”.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times (Exhibit)

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, a traveling exhibit commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory, will open on February 15 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Entrance to exhibit is included with museum admission. 

Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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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. 

Tales from the Vault: Love and Romance

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and Illinois State Museum

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Tucked away in our vaults are love letters, Valentines, romantic books and beautiful pictures. See them for yourself, and have expert Christopher Schnell explain their meaning, in a special Valentine's Day version of our Tales from the Vault program. The free program begins at noon, Feb. 14, in the library.

George L. Painter Looking for Lincoln Lectures

Hosted by Looking for Lincoln, the Abraham Lincoln Association, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site invites the public to attend the George L. Painter Looking for Lincoln Lectures on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois. The Visitor Center will open one half hour early, at 8:00 A.M.

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