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Charles Dickens lands in Boston, Massachusetts, to begin his lecture tour of the U.S. Later in that year he visits both Cairo and the Looking Glass Prairie near Lebanon, staying at the Mermaid Inn while there.

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Center for Lincoln Studies Grand Opening

UIS Center for Lincoln Studies

  • 12 January 2021
  • Author: Elaine Evans
  • Number of views: 56

Event date: 2/12/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event

The University of Illinois Springfield invites you to join us (via Zoom) for the Center for Lincoln Studies Grand Opening.

The UIS Center for Lincoln Studies is a national base for scholarship, teaching and public history about Lincoln's life, leadership and legacy. Tune in as we virtually cut the ribbon on this new center, and enjoy a lively discussion among Lincoln scholars.

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Questions? Call 217-206-8663


  • Dr. Christian McWhirter
    Lincoln Historian at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Justin Blandford
    Superintendent of State Historic Sites in Springfield, IL
  • Sarah Watson
    Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area (Looking for Lincoln)
  • Timothy Good
    NPS Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Lincoln Cottage, Iles House, NPS)
  • Dr. Michael Burlingame
    Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS
  • Dr. Graham Peck
    Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies, UIS


  • Anne E. Moseley
    Acting Director, UIS Center for Lincoln Studies
    Director of Engagement and Curator, Sangamon Experience


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