Lincoln Lectures Line Up At Wisconsin Veterans Museum
There will be no shortage of fascinating lectures, documentaries, and much more about Abraham Lincoln during 2009, the 200th birthday of arguably America’s most important President. (And a favorite of this blogger.) The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison is about to kick off a series of free events on Tuesday, February 3 to amplify on the life and times of Abe Lincoln. Please note the first event takes place at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center. The other two events below will take place at the Veterans Museum located at 30 W. Mifflin Street in Madison across from the statehouse.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at 7 p.m.
Join PBS’ Barak Goodman and Mark Samels for a sneak preview of The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, recently produced by PBS. The program documents the events of March and April of 1865, and
focuses on both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. Following the program, Goodman (Director/Producer/Writer of the program) and Samels (executive producer of PBS’ American Experience) will be available for further discussion. The event is presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television and the Monona Terrace and Convention Center. The program will be hosted at the Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Drive, Madison).
Those Damned Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Noon
Author and historian Lance Herdegen will discuss his latest book- featuring the Iron Brigade’s experiences in Pennsylvania during the summer of 1863. The Iron Brigade lost 2/3 of its men by nightfall of the first day, but the feared group of Midwestern soldiers helped lead the Union to victory.
Abraham Lincoln and the Second Founding of the American Nation Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Stephen Kantrowitz, UW-Madison Professor of History, will commemorate Lincoln’s “birthday” by examining passionate arguments about Lincoln’s life, career and legacy. He considers the role Lincoln
played in reformulating several basic aspects of American life. Kantrowitz believes that arguments about Lincoln are actually arguments about the nation remade by Confederate defeat, slave emancipation, and Reconstruction.