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Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission


Photo of Abraham Lincoln. June 10, 2008, 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration Kickoff Ceremony
Willingtown Square - 505 North Market Street, Wilmington - The Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Delaware Public Archives recognized the 160th anniversary of Lincoln's only known visit to the First State with the unveiling of a state historical marker commemorating Lincoln's appearance before a meeting of political leaders in Wilmington on June 10, 1848. Event Photos.

January 27, 2009, through June 5, 2009 - Lincoln Collection Exhibit, "Abraham Lincoln: a Bicentennial Celebration"
Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark - The display includes items from the Lincoln Collection of the University of Delaware, one of the finest collections of Lincolniana in the country. A selection from the exhibition will be displayed from June – September 2009 at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover

February 10, 2009 - Lincoln Bicentennial Dinner
Chase Riverfront Center in Wilmington - The Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission held the Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Dinner. This event featured an exhibit including a carriage used by Lincoln during his first inauguration. and items from the University of Delaware’s Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Club member Justin Carisio moderated a discussion on “The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln in the 21st Century” with Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, founding chairman of The Lincoln Forum, and Harold Holzer, Co-Chair of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Event Photos.

February 12, 2009 - Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's Birth

February 19, 2009 - “Lincoln Comes to Sussex”
Lincoln presenter Jim Rubin visited the Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown to speak and participate in an open forum with students, faculty and the public. Event Photos.

February 23, 2009 - Widener University Law School Lincoln Bicentennial Program
This Wilmington Campus event included panel discussions concerning “Lincoln and Legal Ethics” and “Lincoln and Civil Liberties.” A keynote address on the Lincoln assassination was presented by James Swanson, author of “Manhunt--The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln‘s Killers.”

May 1, 2009 - Law Day
Delaware lawyers visited schools around the state to speak to students about “Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer.”

June 11, 2009 through September 19, 2009 – Lincoln Collection Exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: A Bicentennial Celebration”
Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover - This exhibit, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, came from the Special Collections Department of the Morris Library at the University of Delaware. Books, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork were displayed along with one of three copies of the 13th Amendment engrossed by Isaac Strohm and signed by President Lincoln.
June 17, 2009 – “With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures”
On Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. the Delaware Public Archives will celebrated the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit by presenting a special program entitled “With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures.” Presented by Daniel Pritchett, a professor with Delaware State University, this illustrated lecture led the audience through Lincoln's early life and character, including his remarkable physical strength, love of books (despite his lack of formal education), aversions to hunting, gambling, and drinking alcohol (against the status quo of the day), sense of compassion toward native Americans, and his almost visceral disgust about slavery, even though he grew up and lived in a very racist society and culture. The presentation also illustrated some of Lincoln's most magnetic words and how he used his eloquent speaking manner to transform our country forever.
November 22, 2009 -“Lincoln And His Music”
On Sunday, November 22 from 4pm to 6pm, The Lincoln Club of Delaware and The Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission present a musical program focused on the music of Mr. Lincoln's time. Selections include serious/formal White House Music and music that Lincoln enjoyed and helped him through the darkest days of the Republic. This musical program will be presented at Arsht Hall, 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE.

More Events
The national calendar for Lincoln events can be found on the Lincoln Bicentennial National Calendar.

Last Updated: Thursday, 05-Nov-2009 10:36:30 EST
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