Listen in to the Annual Lincoln Colloquium, hosted this year at the Chicago History Museum. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the theme of this year’s colloquium is Lincoln and leadership.
Lawrence Lee Hewitt was the manager of the Port Hudson and Camp Moore historic sites and taught at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the 1991 recipient of SLU’s President’s Award for Excellence in Research, the 1991 Charles L. Dufour Award, and the 2011 Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron Jr. Award.
The consortium that organizes this annual event—Indiana Historical Society, Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and Chicago History Museum—represent the states that claim Abraham Lincoln as a honored past resident. These institutions host the Lincoln Colloquium on a revolving basis. The Colloquium celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010.
Recorded Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Chicago History Museum.