LMU TO CELEBRATE CIVIL WAR SESQUINCENTENNIAL WITH LINCOLN SYMPOSIUM
March 9, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee – Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) is pleased to announce its first Civil War Sesquicentennial events will be held next month.
On April 15, the Museum will present “Now He Belongs to the Ages,” the annual commemoration of President Lincoln’s death. The event will be held on LMU’s Quadrangle and feature keynote speaker Stephen McMurtry, son of Lincoln Scholar R. Gerald McMurtry.
“War in the Mountains: A Civil War Sesquicentennial Symposium” is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, in the Arnold Auditorium, with lectures beginning at 9 a.m.
The symposium speakers include Dr. Earl Hess, of LMU; Dr. Thomas Mackey, from the University of Louisville and Dr. Brian McKnight, from the University of Virginia at Wise. The lectures presented will address the effects of the Civil War within the tri-state region of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. A question and discussion session will follow the lectures.
The ALLM’s Civil War Symposium will also feature special “open house” tours of our archival storage areas.
Registration is $35 per person, $15 for students and includes a luncheon along with morning and afternoon refreshments. Checks should be made payable to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. Seating is limited to 140 individuals.
For more information, contact Carol Campbell, director of programs, at 423-869-6439 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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