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"A Day Long to be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg" with Dr. Michael Burlingame and Robert Shaw

Tuesday, March 25
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

The Museum is pleased to welcome author and renowned Abraham Lincoln scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame, and professional landscape photographer, Robert Shaw, who will present a program on their new collaborative book, A Day Long to be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg.

This program will be held in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

In this presentation, Dr. Burlingame will explain how the Gettysburg Address has a close connection to Central Illinois. Lincoln’s message has its roots in places like Bloomington and many surrounding communities. Images photographed by Shaw will also be shown during the program.

Dr. Michael Burlingame is the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. He has received numerous awards and honors for his scholarly research and writing. His two-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2008), is the now predominant biography in the study of Lincoln. In 2010, Burlingame received the Lincoln Prize for this publication.

Robert Shaw has been a professional photographer for books and calendars for 27 years. He specializes in landscape images, photographing throughout the United States. He is co-author of the acclaimed book Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way- The America Lincoln Knew, his first collaboration with Dr. Burlingame (2011). Shaw began working as a professional photographer in 1986. His photography has been published in books by National Geographic Books and Abrams Books.

A book signing will immediately follow the program and copies of the book, A Day Long to be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg, will be available for purchase.

For more information about this program, please contact the Education Department via email at or by telephone 309-827-0428. Free parking will be available at the Lincoln Parking Deck located one block south of the Museum on Front Street.