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The Voice of the Black Community
The Attempted Theft of Abraham Lincoln's body in 1876
Lectures & Seminars
Date: July 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Show map
Gaston County Museum of Art & History
131 West Main Street
Dallas, NC 28034

Contact: Jeffery J. Pruett
Phone: 704.922.7681
Email: jeff.pruett@co.gaston.nc.us

clientuploads/calendar_photos/AbLincoln.jpgOne of the bizarre events in American history took place in July of 1876 with the attempt by counterfeiters to steal the body of the Sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This true story occurred eleven years after the death of who some consider to be our greatest U.S. President.

Come hear this little known, surprisingly humorous American tale of desperation by bumbling criminals. Our featured speaker, Gastonia native, Dr. Kevin L. Burke, Professor and Dean at Queens University of Charlotte, has served as a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Tomb and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

FREE PROGRAM

If you will require special accommodations we request that you contact our office at least 5 days before the event.


Museum hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Museum’s website – www.gastoncountymuseum.org
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