Lawrenceville School to Host Lecture on Lincoln

The lecture on Feb. 12 by historian James M. McPherson is free and open to the public.

The Lawrenceville School's Bunn Library and Gruss Center of Visual Art  have teamed to present a discussion of Abraham Lincoln, his legacy, and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War led by Pulitzer Prize winning historian James M. McPherson.

The lecture, and a post-event reception, will take place on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gruss' Hutchins Rotunda.

All members of the public are invited to attend this free event.

Guests are also encouraged to view the School's own collection of Lincoln memorabilia, selected from the Bunn Library's Stefan Archives, on display in the Gruss.

McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Battle Cry of Freedom," "Crossroads of Freedom" (which was a New York Times bestseller), "Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution," and "For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War," which won the 1998 Lincoln Prize.

The lecture has been made possible by the sponsorship and grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

For more information, call (609) 620-6026.


Lynden Arden February 08, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Sounds like a worthwhile and educational event. Too bad this post is buried beneath the police blotters that usually headline this site. Quite a diservice to Lawrence twp residents Imho.
Ira L. Marks February 08, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Lincoln freed the slaves back in 1863 and maybe 150 years later someone will free the Lawrence Township "citizen slaves" who must pay additional taxes to support their Lawrenceville School masters- who are provided with services from LT for free and provide little financial support in return.


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