Loving Lincoln by Stacey Lynnn

Sunday, August 11 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Street Community Center | Edwardsville, IL

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Historian Stacy Lynn will provide a program on Abraham Lincoln for the final event of the 2024 Annual MCHS Speaker Series. “Loving Lincoln: Stories about Women and Abraham Lincoln” will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 11 at the Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. The MCHS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Lynn recently completed a manuscript for Southern Illinois University Press which explores various women in President Lincoln’s personal life including his female legal clients, his political constituency of women, and a few of the women who shaped his legacy. The book, scheduled for publication in January 2025, is part biography, part memoir, and also includes personal stories about Lynn’s relationship with Lincoln through her experience as an editor of Lincoln’s papers for 20 years. Lynn’s previous books include The Jury in Lincoln’s America (2012) and Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman (2015). In her presentation, she will share several stories from the new book, provide a short reading and lead a discussion afterwards. She has written dozens of articles and appeared in numerous documentaries related to her specialties. She has historical expertise on Lincoln, 19th Century America, Illinois history, women’s history, the Progressive Era, legal history and the history of race. Lynn has a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Illinois (2007). From 1996-2016 she was Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Currently, she serves as Associate Editor of the Jane Addams Papers. This program was originally scheduled for June 9 but was rescheduled. The Madison County Historical Society owns and operates the MCHS History Museum and Archival Library at 801 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. The Society preserves documentation and artifacts of Madison County and provides a broad spectrum of educational programming. Founded in 1921, MCHS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that receives no public funding. To learn more about Madison County history, visit the Society’s website https://madcohistory.org/, visit its Facebook page (Madison County Historical Society), or call 618-656-6579.

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Sunday, August 11 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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