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CUA Lectures Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:

Catholic University's School of Arts and Sciences continues its celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth with several more events this spring.

On Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m., Thomas J. Craughwell, author of Stealing Lincoln's Body, will give a lecture of the same title. Craughwell has written more than a dozen books on history, religion and popular culture. The History Channel produced a program based on Stealing Lincoln's Body, which aired in February. His lecture will take place in Aquinas Hall, Auditorium, and will be followed by a book-signing and reception.

On Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m., Erin Carlson Mast, curator and site administrator of President Lincoln's Cottage will speak about "President Lincoln's Cottage: A New Approach to Interpreting the 16th President." Mast has been on staff at Lincoln's Cottage, which is located within walking distance of CUA, since 2003 and was involved in the early phases of the refurbishing of the site. Her lecture will take place in Aquinas Hall, Auditorium.

On Thursday, April 30, at 10 a.m., David Ward, a historian from the National Portrait Gallery, will deliver the lecture "Vaulting Ambition: Lincoln's Self-Fashioning." Ward is the curator of the Portrait Gallery's "The Mask of Lincoln Exhibit." The lecture will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321-323.

SPONSOR: School of Arts and Sciences

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