The Virginia Historical Society is hosting a banner lecture next week focused on the professional life of President Abraham Lincoln and a book by an award-winning historian.
Entitled “Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons,” the lecture takes place next Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30 PM.
Lincoln faced difficulties in managing a republic and creating a presidency during a time of extreme conflict. Author Elizabeth Brown Pryor examined six intriguing, mostly unknown encounters that Abraham Lincoln had with his constituents. Beverly Louise Brown will deliver this lecture celebrating the publication of her late sister’s book.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students and children. Admission is free for VHS members and Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon. Tickets will be available for sale the day of the lecture.