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D.C. Organizations Plan Collaborative Effort for Lincoln’s Bicentennial in the Capitol City

Nearly 30 groups met on May 29th in Washington to deliberate on the many ways to celebrate Lincoln's bicentennial in the nation's capitol.

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I am glad to see the efforts are (seemingly) finaly growing some legs, thanks for the update

Posted by: bmather (alleyoopscoop@yahoo.com) on 07/02/2008

Attending Abraham Lincoln grammar school in Revere, Massachusetts, in the 1950s, I grew up thinking there were only 2 presidents, Lincoln, and then Truman. Now using the pen name Margaret Grace, I write a mystery series set in the fictional town of Lincoln Point, CA, where every Lincoln event, large and small is celebrated and the city buildings are decorated with Lincoln portraits and quotes.

Posted by: bmather (camille@minichino.com) on 07/11/2008

Quite interesting read actually. :)

Posted by: bmather (tommiehansen@hotmail.com) on 08/12/2008

Cultural Tourism DC hosts a comprehensive calendar of events in general all year long! www.culturaltourismdc.org

Posted by: bmather (ehgoldberg@gmail.com) on 10/23/2008

President Lincoln was always one of my favorite topics to read about while growing up. I can not imagine the fortitude required to carry our country through a difficult time like that. Even greater though, he pulled the country back together. Brian

Posted by: bmather (sizzlingletters@hotmail.com) on 02/02/2009

ITs really great to know that there is some effort put into the whole issue. I really admire Lincoln and OBama and to see lincoln's bicentennial plan as a good thing.

Posted by: bmather (sunilm87@gmail.com) on 02/22/2009

Its really true that on may twenty ninth to consider on the many ways to celebrate the birthday of our most idolized president Mr.Abraham Lincoln. The Library of Congress’s long-anticipated displayed is focused on its singular collection of documents supplemented by some nearly unique artifacts including his beaver hat, the contents of his pockets the night he was assassinated, and possibly a cane his widow gave to Frederick Douglass.

Posted by: bmather (peanjonny84@gmail.com) on 03/28/2009


Lincoln and Book Fairs and the Digital Revolution

Nearly every adult over 50 who went to public schools when history and civics were still widely taught knows stories about Lincoln’s love of learning. Imagine how he would have reveled in the book world today. The ALBC plans to have a major Lincoln presence at most of the great Book Fairs.  


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I would love to see this happen, although am not sure it would materialize. As the author of a children's historic fiction book on Lincoln, I find that although teachers are very interested in the book and students enjoy reading it, parents seem to be indifferent to teaching their kids history.

Posted by: bmather (rhodywhy@yahoo.com) on 10/22/2008

nice Post

Posted by: bmather (emiky2008@gmail.com) on 12/29/2008

I have to say I have not really embraced ebooks and love holding a real print edition in hand, though my brother just bought an amazon kindle and swears by it :)

Posted by: bmather (dave@slopsbox.com) on 03/04/2009

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