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Virtual 'Lost Speech' Found: Abraham Lincoln and the Founding of the Illinois Republican Party

Wednesday, May 18
Starts at 7:00 PM

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

Virtual 'Lost Speech' Found: Abraham Lincoln and the Founding of the Illinois Republican Party

The ‘Lost Speech’ Found: Abraham Lincoln and the Founding of the Illinois Republican Party- On May 29, 1856, Lincoln gave the keynote address at a convention held in downtown Bloomington to establish a new political party opposed to the expansion of slavery—the Republican Party. Learn why this speech became to be known as the “Lost Speech” … and how it’s not really lost!

Bill Kemp has served as librarian for the not-for-profit McLean County Museum of History for nineteen years. He has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois Springfield and Illinois State University.The program is hosted in collaboration with the McLean County Museum of History.This program will live stream on Looking for Lincoln’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

The event is FREE and open to the public. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The program will be streamed on Looking For Lincoln’s YouTube page using this link. For more information about this program, visit https://www.lookingforlincoln.org.