Lewis’ History Center celebrates Lincoln Bicentennial

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Lewis’ History Center continues to celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial with scheduled events

Published: March 5, 2009.

Lewis University’s History Center is presenting several upcoming Lincoln Bicentennial events on the Romeoville campus. “The Lincoln Bicentennial provides a great opportunity to gather university professors and leaders from the community,” commented Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest and assistant professor of history.

Events include:

2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Academic Building, Romeoville campus—“Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama, and the Meaning of America,” presented by Dr. Mark Schultz, history professor.

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Academic Building, Romeoville campus—“Lincoln: Collecting and Remembering Lincoln in Joliet and Will County,” presented by Heather Bigeck, collections and exhibits manager at the Joliet Area Historical Society.

2:30 p.m. April 28, Gaylord Building in Lockport—Walking Tour of Lockport’s Lincoln Landing led by Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, curriculum director of project and director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest.

For more information on these events, please visit the History Center’s Web site.

A Catholic university sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis offers nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, accelerated degree completion options for working adults, various aviation programs and 22 graduate programs in nine fields. The 10th largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois is being honored for the fifth consecutive year by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. For more information please visit www.lewisu.edu.

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