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The Lincoln Log
This month marks Abe’s 200th birthday. Hence, local Lincoln lovers offer some very cool ways to celebrate. Honest.
David Swayze gets excited when he thinks about how Delaware will recognize the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial this year.
Swayze is a 30-year member and president of the Lincoln Club of Delaware. He also serves on the state commission formed to oversee Lincoln-related happenings.
Larger events include a major exhibition of Lincolniana at the University of Delaware’s Morris Library, a symposium at Delaware Law School, a dinner on February 10 at the Chase Center in Wilmington that features two Lincoln experts as speakers, and Law Day on May 1, when attorneys, including Swayze, visit schools to sing the praises of you-know-who.
Swayze’s love of Lincoln began when he first read about the War Between the States. “If you have an active interest in the Civil War, you cannot help but be led to the doorstep of Abraham Lincoln’s greatness,” he says.
Swayze says a visit to the UD exhibit or a smaller collection at the university’s Goodstay Center in Wilmington is a fine way to commemorate our 16th president. The UD exhibit contains more than 2,000 books, pamphlets, photos, artwork, artifacts and documents, including a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.
For more information about the Lincoln Club, visit www.udel.edu/lincolnclub/index.html. To register for the dinner, visit www.delcf.org/events.php. —Drew Ostroski
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