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In Celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday
Lincoln and New York: The City That Made Him President - A Lecture from the New-York Historical Society
Saturday, April 13 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA921
Walt Whitman was a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln. On February 27, 1860, Lincoln delivered a speech at Cooper Union (30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY) that helped propel him to the White House. Why was New York so instrumental in shaping Lincoln's image as a statesman, commander-in-chief, emancipator, and martyr? A docent from the New York Historical Society explores the evolution of Lincoln’s persona from obscure politician to national icon, as well as New York’s role in the Civil War. Presenter Jim Picinich has been a Public Program volunteer and Docent at the New York Historical Society for many years, specializing in 19th Century/Civil War era history. He has presented numerous off-site lectures on historical topics as well as led private and public tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Jim worked for the CBS television network in various management capacities for thirty years. Registration required. Open to all.


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