LLCC to host 11th annual Lincoln Lecture Feb. 12

LLCC will host the 11th annual Lincoln Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Christian McWhirterDr. Christian McWhirter, Lincoln historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will speak on “Music in the Life of Mr. Lincoln.” Abraham Lincoln adored music his entire life, but he also understood how to harness its power to motivate listeners and shape attitudes. Dr. McWhirter will explore Lincoln’s musical tastes and share stories about how the president used music to help with the Civil War and heal the nation’s wounds. The presentation features music of the era performed by Benjamin Holbrook and Hannah Jellen. Read more about the speaker and musicians.

Upcoming Lincoln-themed activities at LLCC Outreach Centers include:

  • On Feb. 7, beginning at 12:30 p.m., a Lincoln reenactor will be on site at LLCC-Taylorville, and information on local Lincoln attractions will be available. At 1:30 p.m., a presentation will be given by Ron Spears, local Lincoln expert and retired judge.
  • On Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., LLCC-Jacksonville will have a viewing of the movie “Lincoln,” along with other activities. LLCC-Beardstown will also be holding activities from 8 a.m.-5p.m., including showings of the movie “Lincoln.”