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Lincoln Online Program scheduled for September 7

SPRINGFIELD – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Lincoln Historian Christian McWhirter for a discussion on the lessons we can learn from the life of Lincoln at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 on the Looking for Lincoln YouTube and Facebook video channels.

Questions may be submitted by viewers during the event.

McWhirter is the Lincoln Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum and the author of Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War. His writings on Lincoln, popular music, and the Civil War have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and Civil War Monitor. His most recent publication is a Washington Post article on Civil War Christmas carols.

The program is taped for viewing after the premier and is available on Looking for Lincoln’s Facebook and YouTube video channels. Reservations are not required and there is no cost to view the event.

“We are proud to host this series of Looking for Lincoln conversations,” said Sarah Watson, executive director of Looking for Lincoln. “These live digital programs cover a range of topics that depict the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

“Few people have influenced American history as much as Abraham Lincoln,” she said. “Millions of people around the world are inspired by the story of Lincoln’s rise from humble beginnings to President of the United States, his qualities of integrity and courage, and his decisive leadership traits that carried a fragile nation through one of its most difficult times.”

The Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition is the coordinating entity for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, which has 43 counties. It is a partnership of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the communities and landscapes of central Illinois through the recognition and support of their significant natural, cultural and historical legacies.

For more information on the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, visit