Winter History Series to begin with Lincoln’s family

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, author and historian, Jason Emerson, will make the first presentation of the 2010 Winter History Series, speaking on “Robert Todd Lincoln and His Parents”at 7 p.m. in the Beckwith Room. The 45 minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute question and answer period and all are free and open to the public.

The focus of this year’s series is the multifaceted personality and life of Robert Todd Lincoln and his relationship with his famous parents, specifically examining his role as the president’s confidant during the Civil War, and explaining Emerson’s belief that Mary Todd Lincoln was actually closer to Robert than she was to Abraham.

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