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Larry Kirwan Brings Stephen Foster’s Music To Springfield

Larry Kirwan made his name with the Irish rock group Black 47.  These days he’s turning his attention to the past, all the way back to the 1860’s.  Kirwan wrote the musical Hard Times, based on the music of Stephen … Continue reading

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History Symposium At UIS Feb. 28-Mar. 2

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  But there is more to learning about emancipation than simply Abraham Lincoln.  A broader view of the subject will be on display during the upcoming Illinois History Symposium to be held … Continue reading

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New “Abe-App” Offers Modern Look at 16th President

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is commemorating its namesake’s birthday with a new Lincoln-themed mobile app. Officials say it will offer a modern experience to Illinois’ famous resident. Chris Slaby reports. The “Abe-App” includes trivia on America’s 16th president, … Continue reading

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Rich Bradley Part Of Oral History Project

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s Oral History project has archived the remembrances of several journalists.  Among them, longtime WUIS News Director Rich Bradley, who retired in 2009. Listen to Rich here

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Author Interview: Guy Fraker On Lincoln’s “Ladder” To The Presidency

Abraham Lincoln was not a drinker, though he represented clients on both sides of the temperance issue when he traveled Central Illinois on horseback as a young case lawyer. Alcohol in the mid-1800s will be the topic of a discussion Thursday night, … Continue reading

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Author Discusses The Wicked War

An event this week at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will focus on what some call a forgotten war. The Mexican American War in the 1840’s not only changed the relationship between the U-S and Mexico, it impacted political careers, … Continue reading

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Culture Of Clothing Tonight At ALPLM

Tonight at the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield… fashion and history will meet. An event that focuses on the what Mary Todd Lincoln wore starts at 6:30. It’s called “The Culture of Clothing”. Re-created dresses and jewelry will … Continue reading

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