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Tue, May 10


A Personal Memoir Interpreting the Lincoln Memorial

Historians Kevin Schindler and Brian Anderson discuss their journey of discovery to produce a unique book on Lincoln's grandest monument

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A Personal Memoir Interpreting the Lincoln Memorial
A Personal Memoir Interpreting the Lincoln Memorial


May 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT


About the Event

Join the Lincoln Group for this special kick-off to the Lincoln Memorial Centennial festivities. Two historians and Lincoln enthusiatists will share their excitement over how they created a timely review of the Memorial's construction and its evolving significance. The Lincoln Memorial in the Images of America series is an entertaining and accessible book in celebration of the Memorial’s centennial. It features 217 images that help tell the story of the planning, construction, and varied use of the Memorial over the past 100 years. Schindler and Anderson will explain how the book came about and then delve into some of the fascinating history of the Memorial—the politics and symbolism of its design, the challenges of building such a mammoth structure, its use in advancing political and civil agendas, and more. Drawing upon Washington-area museums and research libraries, Schindler and Anderson have assembled a rich collection of historical images to tell the story of this American landmark.

Kevin Schindler (on the left) is a historian at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff,  Arizona, and has written six books about science and history. Brian Anderson is a Washington, DC, lawyer and Ford's Theatre Society trustee who has written a book about the history of Ford's Theatre. 

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