A four-part series- "How We Got the Lincoln We Got."!
Dates: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Sheboygan County Historical Museum,
3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan
Americans continue to laud and venerate the memory of Abraham Lincoln. His rise from poverty to the presidency continues to have the power to fascinate and inspire. Yet, the Lincoln of history and the historical Lincoln are very often two different people. The facts of Lincoln’s life came to light gradually, with relatives, friends, colleagues, and scholars battling with each other over what to believe and what to disclose. Writing about Lincoln became a business. Lincoln’s friends fought with each other; relatives censored material; books were bought and burned; scholars debated and denounced one another. This course follows the development of Lincoln biography immediately after Lincoln’s assassination through World War 2. Come and learn “how we got the Lincoln we got.”
The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is a hidden gem saving resources that would have otherwise been lost. A collaborative effort lasting nearly thirty years, the Research Center works with everyone to collect and share information.
Each year the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center sponsors upwards of fifty events all designed to share local history in some way with the community. Most of these programs are free of charge and all are open to the public.