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Of the People, By the People, For the People:Citizenship at the Local Level

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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

120 Mars/DeBusk Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752

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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to present Of the People, By the People, and For the People, a free program and discussion on modern citizenship explored through the words of Abraham Lincoln. This project is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Through six separate public conversations led by Lincoln Memorial University scholars and museum professionals, the program seeks to forge common connections and a positive dialogue about citizenship and its responsibilities. Our second conversation, "Citizenship at the Local Level" will allow the audience to read primary source documents related to Abraham Lincoln's time as a citizen in New Salem, Illinois. LMU professor Dr. Michael Toomey and Museum Curator Steven Wilson will provide the audience with background on Lincoln's rise as a citizen and politician within his Illinois frontier community, concluding with a read-through of Lincoln's first public address. Following this, the audience will be encouraged to think about their own position as citizens within their local community.

All attendees to the free event will receive a free guidebook, Of the People, By the People, and For the People that contains an annotated Declaration of Independence and Constitution, writings from Abraham Lincoln's life, and points for consideration and conversation. Each of the six conversations in this series can be found in the booklet.

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend. Registration is not required, but is suggested. To learn more, please contact Museum Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at 423-869-6607, or email natalie.sweet@lmunet.edu.

For the full calendar, please see below:

10/05/2017: An Intorduction to Abraham Lincoln and Citizenship

11/02/2017: The Right to Vote

12/07/2017: Citizenship at the Local Level

01/04/2018: Citizenship at the State Level

02/01/2018: Citizenship at the National Level

03/01/2018: The Citizen as Public Servant

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend. Registration is not required, but is suggested. To learn more, please contact Museum Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at 423-869-6607, or email natalie.sweet@lmunet.edu.

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