Tag: Abraham Lincoln

November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863: President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President Lincoln was invited to make an address for the opening ceremonies. It would not be a joyous occasion, but a sad one as […]

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“Why Not Me?” The story of how Abraham Lincoln became president – New On-Line Presentation

In this program, local historian Lew Miller will discuss the sudden rise of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency. How did this unknown former congressman pull off such a great upset? What events led southerners to the brink of secession? Lincoln was a brilliant politician but his rise to the presidency could not have happened without both mistakes by his rivals for the Republican nomination and circumstances beyond his control. The story of how he became president involves powerful personalities, a nation in crisis, and a few chance events.

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The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination

On Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. author Kathy Canavan will return to the Delaware Public Archives to present a program titled “The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination.” Among the persons this presentation will focus upon are the first female theater owner in America, the First Lady who was committed to a mental institution, the […]

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