He was born in Kentucky and started his professional life in Illinois, but Abraham Lincoln spent his boyhood, 1816 to 1830, in Indiana. Learn more about these years in Lincoln's life on Wednesday, May 21st, when William Bartelt will present the 2014 Rolland Lecture "Recollections of Lincoln's Youth in Indiana," in Meeting Room A at 7 PM. Bartelt is the author of 'There I grew up': Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth
(Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008) and is a recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s Hoosier Historian Award for contribution to historical scholarship. He is currently president-elect of the Evansville Museum
, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society
, a member of the Indiana Library and Historical Board
, a Director of the Abraham Lincoln Association
, a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana
board of directors, and past president of the Newburgh Museum Foundation
. The lecture will be preceded by a brief Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana.
The program is free and open to the public. Join us on Wednesday evening to learn more about Lincoln in Indiana!