Monday, February 23, 2009

Lincoln Lore

He is immortalized on copper pennies and five-dollar bills. He sits at the west end of the National Mall in Washington D.C. We honor him every year on the third Monday in February. This former president of the United States is none other than Abraham Lincoln--the 16th president of the United States who led American soldiers of the Union through the Civil War.

This month, in honor of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birthday, the Magazines & Newspapers Center highlights Lincoln Lore, a bulletin published by the The Lincoln Museum. The editors of this quarterly publication seek to "interpret and preserve the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through research, conservation, exhibitry, and education."

Each issue features researched and reflective articles on different aspects of Lincoln's life during his presidency, interviews with historians and writers, vintage photographs, special exhibitions, conferences, and more.

Furthermore, be sure to check out the national traveling exhibition--"Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times"--at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library which runs from February 5 to March 5. This exhibition is organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Library will also be presenting related lectures, documentaries, and book readings. Stay tuned for upcoming events throughout the month of February and March.

Photo courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

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