Monday, January 26, 2009

The Burlington Historical Society Presents.....

Civil War Historian Lance Herdegen to Speak at Celebration of 150th Anniversary of Lincoln School Building and Lincoln's 200th Birthday.

The Burlington Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday,February 8 at the 150-year-old Lincoln School building which sits on State Street between N. Kane Street and N. Perkins Boulevardin Burlington.

The featured speaker will be Lance Herdegen, historical consultant for the new Civil War Museum of the Middle West in Kenosha and retired director of the Institute for Civil War Studies at Carroll University in Waukesha. Regarded as the authority on the Iron Brigade, Herdegen is the author of many articles and several books on that famed Civil War unit, including the recently published book, "Those Damn Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign." Herdegen will speak on "Lincoln and the Badger Boys," focusing on President Abraham Lincoln's contacts with Wisconsin soldiers during the Civil War.

The Society will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln School building, which opened in 1859, and the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809. Artifacts and photos related to the building and to Lincoln will be displayed. A short business meeting will be held. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program.

For further Information, call (262) 767-2884

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