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Abraham Lincoln

“Saving Lincoln” is a well-told story worth venturing out to see

When I was a history teacher, many years ago, I used to ask my students trick questions. Really, they were thought provokers.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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Re-enactors to provide live demonstrations at Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors will provide live demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at a special exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A $700,000 restoration project at the temporarily closed Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is expected to finish in April.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Ed Magee marks off a grid pattern on the ceiling of the entrance foyer of the Abraham Lincoln tomb at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Ill. The grid will guide Magee when he applies paladium leaf to the surface. The tomb is undergoing a $700,000 interior restoration that is expected to…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

Three states claim Abraham Lincoln as a favorite son, but only Indiana can take credit for his formative years. 

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blizzards and storms may have cut into my meeting and party schedule, but the silver lining is long stretches of unanticipated time to read books, like a glutton, including selections from Carl Sandburg, James McBride and Solomon Northrup. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

This undated photo provided by The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project administered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., shows a letter fragment that was found in a mouse's nest inside a wall at Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home more than 25 years ag…

January 03, 2014 6:47 pm

'Lincoln' movie exhibit opens in Illinois Jan. 17

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Costumes, furniture and other props used in Steven Spielberg's 2012 film "Lincoln" are set to go on display in Springfield next month.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
My Own Special Year in Review, Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Own Special Year in Review, Thursday, December 26, 2013

I still have not gotten around to reading the Harry Potter books or even Cuckoo's Calling, but you have to have goals for 2014 besides just going to the health club more often. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials and schoolchildren celebrated Indiana's 197th birthday Wednesday at the Statehouse.

December 11, 2013 7:15 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: From Camelot, we've plunged into darkness

DOUG ROSS: From Camelot, we've plunged into darkness

The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a pivotal moment on which the world suddenly turned. How can we make it spin back?

November 22, 2013 12:05 am
MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."

November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: I missed the history while it was happening

Fifty years ago this Friday I was preparing to make my stage debut as the town drunk in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" when the shots range out in Dallas and everything changed.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Related

State capital prepares for anniversary of Gettysburg Address

SPRINGFIELD | Sunday marks the beginning of a week-long observance in Illinois’ capital city of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

November 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Presidential museum set to get 'Lincoln' movie exhibit

SPRINGFIELD | A bit of Hollywood soon will be making its home in Illinois’ capital city as part of a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
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