History center continues Lincoln Bicentennial celebration

Lewis’ history center continues to celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial with scheduled events

Published: February 23, 2009.

Lewis University’s History Center is presenting several upcoming Lincoln Bicentennial events on the Romeoville campus. “The Lincoln Bicentennial provides a great opportunity to gather university professors and leaders from the community,” commented Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest and assistant professor of history.

At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, Mark Harmon from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building will conduct a lecture entitled “Lincoln Landing: The View from the Gaylord Building,” in Room A133. According to Cremin, Harmon had a front row seat on the construction of the Lincoln Landing and has a new exhibit on Lincoln and the I&M Canal.

Other events scheduled include:

2 p.m. Tuesday March 10, Academic Building, Romeoville campus “Lincoln and the Civil War,” presented by Brother John Vietoris, FSC, history professor.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Philip Lynch Theatre, Romeoville campus “Lincoln Bicentennial: Lincoln Portrait,” presented by Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Music Department.

2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Academic Building, Romeoville campus“Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama, and the Meaning of America,” presented by Dr. Mark Schultz, history professor.

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Academic Building, Romeoville campus “Lincoln: Collecting and Remembering Lincoln in Joliet and Will County,” presented by Heather Bigeck, collections and exhibits manager at the Joliet Area Historical Society.

2:30 p.m. April 28, Gaylord Building in Lockport Walking Tour of Lockport’s Lincoln Landing led by Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, curriculum director of project and director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest.

For more information on these events, please visit the History Center’s website.

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