Lincoln Bicentennial Committee Plans Long-Range Celebration

The Lincoln Bicentennial Committee made up of faculty, staff and students has developed an impressive three semester series of events to mark the birth of our sixteenth president. It is being generously supported by the Schwengel Lincoln Fund.

Exhibits, lectures, concerts, plays, debates, contests and more will begin in October with three simultaneous exhibits, “Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era,” “Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America,” and “Encounters With Lincoln,” all in Pickler Memorial Library.
A special website and posters around campus will provide ongoing details.

Other planned events for later this academic year include a State Dinner in the Union attended by President Lincoln and the First Lady (portrayed by Max and Donna Daniels) followed by a play, “An Evening With Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln” presented in Ryle Hall.

A gala Wind Symphony concert in February will feature Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait narrated by former Truman State University President Jack Magruder.  

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