To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career
 



























2014 Lincoln Banquet and  Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium

The Banquet and Reception
February 12, 2014


President Lincoln Hotel by Doubletree, Springfield, Illinois
701 E. Adams Street

General Reception 6:00 p.m.- Ballroom Lobby
Banquet 7:00 p.m.- Presidential Ballroom


Featuring banquet speaker Dr. Thomas Schwartz

"'Everything is darkness and doubt and discouragement':
Lincoln and the Election of 1864."

Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz worked in special collections at the Illinois State Historical Library, now the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, from 1985 to 2011.  He was Illinois State Historian from 1993 to 2011 and Director of Research and Collections at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from 2005 to 2011.  He is currently the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa.

Ticket cost $85.00

Event tickets no longer available



Immediately prior to the banquet,
Please join the Abraham Lincoln Association's Endowment Reception

to benefit the Endowment Fund

5:00 -6:30 p.m. The Lincoln Room
ticket cost  $75.00



Event tickets no longer available
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The Abraham Lincoln Association Benjamin P. Thomas
Lincoln Symposium
Year of Decision: 1864
February 11 and 12, 2014
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February 11, 2014

Edwards Place Reception
Dedication of Restored Lincoln Courting Couch

February 11, 2014 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Edwards Place 700 North Fourth Street, Springfield
Free shuttle running between President Lincoln Hotel and Edward’s Place.
First shuttle leaves Hotel at 5:00 p.m. Last one leaves Edward’s Place at 6:30.
Cash Bar and Hor des orvers
Free and open to all ALA members

Keynote Address
February 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. House of Representatives, Old State Capitol State Historic Site
Bruce Levine ,
J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of African American Studies, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
Fall of the House of Dixie: 1864 and the Beginning of the End

Free and open to the public
February 12, 2014

Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. House of Representatives, Old State Capitol
Year of Decision: 1864
Participants:
John F. Marszalek,
Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Mississippi Sate University
Director and Mentor of Distinguished Scholars, Executive Director and Managing Editor, Ulysses S. Grant Association

Douglas L. Wilson, George A. Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus:
Co-Director Lincoln Studies Center Knox College

Free and open to the public
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Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz Luncheon and Lecture
February 12, 2014
1:00-2:00 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library


Kate Masur
Northwestern University

 "Personal and Political: William Slade and Elizabeth Keckly in Lincoln’s White House"


Ticket Cost: $25

Sold out-  a small number of seats may be available at the event


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Roundtable Discussion

2:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Roundtable Discussion featuring all speakers
moderated by Brooks Simpson from Arizona State University

Free and open to the public


Additional Sponsors Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,
University of Illinois Springfield,
The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency





















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