Pros and Cons: Lincoln's Quincy Pals

Abraham Lincoln’s personal and professional friendships stretched across the 230-mile midsection of Illinois and the Looking for Lincoln National Heritage Area. From Vermilion County on the east to Adams on the west, none was richer or more rewarding than the phalanx of Lincoln friends in Quincy. They were men—and women—who loved Lincoln, promoted his candidacies and challenged his politics, suffered with him when death claimed two of his boys, who published his poetry, served with him in an Indian war, fought with him in courtrooms, sought to help him fend off a Civil War, and counseled him in its conduct. Reg Ankrom, who every day walks the same streets Lincoln walked when he visited Quincy in 1854 and 1858, will revisit some of them in the presentation, “Pros and Cons: Lincoln’s Quincy Pals.”

Reg Ankrom's interest in Abraham Lincoln led him to Stephen A. Douglas. And Reg is now working on the final volume of his three-volume biography of Douglas. Numerous books, journals, magazines, and newspapers have published more than a hundred of Reg’s works in historical literature. He speaks frequently on Douglas and Lincoln and antebellum American history.

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When: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM