Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Sponsored by: Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
Description: Join the Shrewsbury Public Library with presenter Justice Dennis J. Curran (ret.) for this historical talk. When thinking about Abraham Lincoln's origins, one naturally turns to Illinois, Indiana, and even Kentucky, where he and his immediate forebears livedbut hardly Massachusetts. Attendees will hear the surprisingly strong and compelling connections Lincoln had to the state of Massachusetts, including an 1848 trip where he so impressed powerful party leaders with his speech that he was invited to dinner at Governor Levi Lincoln's home the next evening. That auspicious dinner spurred Lincoln's emotional and political growth, leading to his election as 16th President of the United States.

This program will take place in person at the library; please register to attend here: https://tinyurl.com/5bm4kv6w
More Information: E-mail: splreference@cwmars.org
Entered by: Shrewsbury Public Library

Created: April 21, 2023 at 7:45 AM

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