City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
In connection with the City’s annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration, Professor Ken Winkle, Chair of the UNL History Department, will present a program on Lincoln at noon Friday, February 3 in the Steinhart Room at the Lied Center, 301 North 12th. His topic is “The Great Body of the Republic: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Plains.” The program is free, and those attending are invited to bring lunch.
The program is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau. For information on available speakers, visit www.nebraskahumanities.org or call the NHC at 474-2131.
The sixth annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration is from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12. The celebration is free to the public and will take place again at North Star High School, 5801 North 33rd Street. For the first time, the celebration will include a recreation of a Lincoln-Douglas debate beginning at 2:30 p.m. The celebration is produced by the City of Lincoln and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Convention and Visitors Bureau with support from the NHC. For more information on the Celebration, visit the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov.