Monday, March 23, 2009

The Past, Present, and Future of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana

This year’s 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth reminds Hoosiers that he spent his formative years in Indiana.

"The Past, Present, and Future of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana" will be discussed by William Bartelt during an "Ideas in Indiana" presentation co-sponsored by the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Museum.

The discussion is planned for 3-4:30 p.m. 3 April in the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis. If you plan to attend, please contact Susan Stinn, 317:472-2053 by 31 March.

Bartelt is the author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth. A retired educator who spent fifteen summers working as ranger and historian at the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial, Bartelt is a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and serves as Vice-Chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He will be joined by Dale Ogden, chief curator of cultural history for the Indiana State Museum, who will share the Museum’s plans for Lincoln’s future.

Following the discussion, a tour of the Indiana Historical Society’s conservation lab to see how the Society’s own collection of Lincoln documents and images have been preserved.

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