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January 27: Hear the country's leading Lincoln scholar at IHS

Harold Holzer, foremost Lincoln scholar, discusses the Lincoln Collection at the Indiana Historical Society ... plusfree films!

When: Saturday January 27, 2:00 PM
Where: Indiana Historical Society

History Makers: IHS Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Harold Holzer, author or editor of several dozen books about Abraham Lincoln. Holzer will discuss "Abraham Lincoln Portrayed in the Collections of the Indiana Historical Society," his new book from the IHS Press. Following the presentation, Holzer will sign copies of his book at a cookies-and-punch reception. Guests will have the opportunity to watch the Society's new Civil War film "Well Done, Indiana" and the documentary "Young Lincoln," both of which were produced by Emmy Award-winner Todd Gould from WFYI television. It's free but come early, seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

While you have your Lincoln thing on, you should head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see a copy of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, signed by Abraham Lincoln, 33 U.S. senators and 114 U.S. representatives. The 13th Amendment was passed by the House of Representatives on February 1, 1865, ending slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for criminals. After passage, a few souvenir copies of the amendment were circulated. One of these copies belonged to abolitionist Charles Sumner, who presented it to James Wormley, an employee of his household. This copy of the 13th Amendment was passed down in the Wormley family before its sale to J. K. Lilly Jr. Also on view: a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln in 1863. The Charles Sumner–James Wormley Copy of the 13th Amendment & The Emancipation Proclamation will be displayed January 15 through February 25 all day at the IMA's Lilly House and is Free.

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