Posts belonging to Category 'Lincoln'


Niagara County has had various degrees of contact with United States presidents over the years, but perhaps the most prominent concerned Abraham Lincoln, whom many consider our greatest president.
The Lincoln contacts cannot match those of two “local” presidents, Buffalonians Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland. They were lawyers who often handled cases in Niagara County courts. [...]

Lincoln exhibit coming to WIU

“Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit for libraries, is coming to Western Illinois University.
The exhibit will run from Oct. 7 to Nov. 19 in the Leslie F. Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

Fascinating facts and a few mysteries amid the Lincoln artifacts

Senior military historian and curator Gordon L. Jones is standing in the middle of an Atlanta History Center gallery packed with powerhouse documents, literal pages from early American history, his eyes focusing on something almost invisible.
It’s a string, not much more than a thread really, tying the left temple to the frame of Abraham Lincoln’s [...]

Lincoln: Protector of slavery

This week (Aug. 30) in 1861, the Union’s military commander of the West, Gen. John C. Fremont, issued an emancipation proclamation freeing the slaves of all “disloyal persons” in Missouri, one of the slave-holding border states that had not (yet) left the Union and joined the Confederacy. Fremont’s proclamation was celebrated by abolitionists throughout the [...]

Abraham Lincoln killed by Indians

Sometimes a headline just jumps out at you, particularly when it seems to state facts that run contrary to what you have always been taught.  Thus it was with the one that pronounced that Indians – Shawnee, to be exact – killed Mr. Lincoln.
The fact that there is a historical marker attesting to the fact in [...]

Peninsula to be part of Lincoln celebration

Created to celebrate the 200th birthday of one of America’s most beloved presidents, a traveling exhibit from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will make its only Northeast Ohio stop at the G.A.R. Hall Museum in Peninsula.
”Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America,” will be on display from Saturday through July 28. Museum hours are Wednesdays [...]

Lincoln campaign flag is a historical rarity

Flags will fly throughout Metro Detroit this weekend in honor of Independence Day. Few will be as storied — or as potentially valuable — as the one Margaret Loch of Macomb keeps in a safety deposit box and recently shared with Trash or Treasure.
“Sometime during the early ’80s I met two cousins for the first [...]

Obama’s special guest leaving Oval Office

A special visitor to the President Barack Obama’s Oval Office soon will be moving on.A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln during the U.S. Civil War to free slaves held in the rebellious southern states, arrived in the Oval Office for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and has [...]

A few honest details of History Center’s ‘Lincoln’ show

Atlanta is celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday a little late. But just-released details of the exhibition about the 16th president, coming to the Atlanta History Center, make it seem well worth the wait.
“With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition,” opening here Sept. 4, should appeal to both fans of Lincoln and those interested [...]

Ford’s Theatre education center to bring President Lincoln’s last days to life

On the night of April 14, 1865, as President Abraham Lincoln was about to go out for the evening, two men stopped at the White House to request passes to go to Richmond and Petersburg. Lincoln paused, took pen to paper, and, probably with some pleasure, wrote a two-sentence note stating that passes were no [...]