Abraham Lincoln statue model finds new home

Abraham Lincoln statue model finds new home at Lewis University’s Fitzpatrick House

Published: December 9, 2011.

The donated statue model is in the
display case on the lower right side.

The Fitzpatrick House, home of Lewis University’s History Center , recently added a very limited edition, small-scale model of the Abraham Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Landing in Lockport. Bob Carr, founder of Give Something Back Foundation, has donated the statue, which is on display at the Fitzpatrick House just east of the main Romeoville campus off Route 53. The original, life-size model of this statue is on display at Lockport’s Lincoln Landing in Lockport, Ill.

The Lincoln Landing provides an opportunity to discover this historic landscape to learn about Abraham Lincoln, the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and Lockport. The centerpiece of the acre interactive park, on the old Illinois & Michigan Canal, is David Ostro's sculpture of Abraham Lincoln as a young Illinois legislator. There are other elements in the interactive park that provide further information on Lincoln, the canal and Lockport.

Lewis University’s History Center strives to preserve the Midwest’s heritage, with a special focus on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Through the collection of historic documents and materials like the Abraham Lincoln statue, the center also promotes research and activities involving core areas of public history. More information and lesson plans related to Lockport’s Lincoln Landing are available on the Lewis University History Center website http://www.lewisu.edu/historycenter.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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