Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Walt Disney

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July 2, 2016, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Brian Craig Miller

Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most visibly recognizable historical figures in history. Hundreds of books and articles have tackled nearly every aspect of his life: his political career, writings, psychological and marital problems, and his assassination. Yet it has not always been an easy road in terms of the memory of our 16th president. In the 1960s as the Civil War Centennial got underway, the leadership of the commission thought Lincoln needed to be diminished because of a belief that Civil War students would not care much about his legacy. The commemoration would have been a total disaster if it were not for Walt Disney, who forged on his own to bring Lincoln to the 1964 World's Fair in New York through the construction of the attraction called "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln."

Dickinson County Historical Society
412 S Campbell St.
Abilene, KS 67410-2905
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Sponsored by: Dickinson County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jeff Sheets
(785) 263-2681