Evenings with History series discusses Abraham Lincoln

UALR history professor Carl Moneyhon will present “Abraham Lincoln at 201: What have historians done to the great emancipator?” as part of the Evenings with History series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd Street in Little Rock.

The presentation will examine how historians have repeatedly reassessed the significance of Lincoln since his death. Moneyhon will discuss what possibly lies behind the radical shifts in interpretation that have taken place.

He will conclude with an assessment of what these changes show about history as a discipline.

The Evenings with History series is sponsored by the University History Institute, which is a nonprofit organization of private citizens interested in history and supporting UALR.

An individual can subscribe to the series for $50 annually, which includes admission to all six lectures. A joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers savings of $10 to couples and friends. At $250 annually, a Fellow of the Institute receives the previous benefits, plus an invitation to special presentations for fellows exclusively, including private evenings with noted authors. The Institute also offers a life membership at $1,000 that can be paid in installments.

Subscriptions and donations to the institute are tax deductible as allowed by law. Subscribers to the series help support historical research. Presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at UALR.

In recent years, annual institute grants, made possible by the Evenings with History series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.

For more information, contact the UALR History Department at 501-569-3235.

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