Lincoln's Descendants Living Under His Shadow

When we talk about the Lincoln story, we often stop at Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 assassination, but three more generations followed Abraham and Mary. Join Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Lincoln Historian Christian McWhirter for a glimpse into the lives of President Lincoln’s descendants and how they dealt with living under his enormous shadow.

Dr. Christian McWhirter is the Lincoln Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum and author of Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War. He previously served as Editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association and as an Assistant Editor for The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project. His writings on Lincoln, popular music, and the Civil War have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and Washington Post. His most recent publication is a Civil War Monitor article on what Lincoln’s taste in music tells us about his worldview.

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When: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM