SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s legacy Friday, Feb. 11.
A presentation titled “More Painful Than Pleasant?: Abraham Lincoln and His Father,” will be presented by Dr. Samuel Wheeler at 9 a.m.
The free event is open to the public in the Trutter Center on the main Springfield campus. Due to space limitations, registration for in-person attendance is a requirement. In-person attendees can register online or by calling LLCC at (217) 786-2577. Additionally, there will be a virtual attendance option via Zoom.
Dr. Wheeler is a historian specializing in the history of Illinois. This includes the Civil War Era and the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
An LLCC graduate and the college’s 2019 Honored Alumnus, he earned his Ph.D. in history from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
He has worked in the field of public history for more than two decades, including as Illinois state historian and director of research and collections at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Currently, he serves as director of history programs at the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission in Springfield.
LLCC will also commemorate Lincoln’s legacy with a variety of educational activities for students at the Springfield campus. Additionally, similar events will occur at LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville, and Litchfield.
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