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Elmhurst Historical Museum to host President's Day Lecture

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 5:47 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historical Museum will host a lecture on Abraham Lincoln for President's Day.

Guy Fraker, an attorney from Bloomington, Ill. and author of "Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit," will talk about Lincoln’s political life and legal career in Illinois.

Fraker’s book traces Lincoln's footsteps while he expanded his law practice and political base as a circuit-riding lawyer in the Illinois Eighth Judicial District. "Lincoln’s Ladder" is the first book to focus solely on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit and the many personalities, politics, and issues Lincoln encountered in his career, according to a museum news release.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Elmhurst Historical Museum's Education Center.

After the program, at 3:30 p.m., Elmhurst Historical Museum’s curator of exhibits, Lance Tawzer, will be in the museum for a brief gallery talk on the "Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst" exhibit. Sandburg won a Pulitzer Prize for one installment of his Lincoln biography series, "Abraham Lincoln: The War Years."

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