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A link to the assassination

Cross-posted to the blog of the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy

To mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, here’s Steven Wilson of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum with one of the most special artifacts in the LMU collection.

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Remember that Civil War exhibit in Washington, D.C.

…that I talked about working on back in January?  Well, here’s an interview with my old pal and former boss Steven Wilson, the guy in charge of putting it together.

I got to see some pics of the finished installation, and it turned out really well.  The folks in our campus broadcasting department did one heck of a job on the video, too.  In addition to the stuff from LMU’s museum, they’ve borrowed some pretty cool artifacts from other institutions.  If you’re going to be in Washington between now and June, swing by Ford’s Theatre and give it a look.

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Lincoln’s got a secret. . .

…but you’ll have to read this new novel to find out what it is.  It’s the latest book from Steven Wilson, curator of one of the country’s best Lincoln/Civil War collections.  He also happens to be the guy that taught me everything I know about public history.

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New history blog

Steven Wilson is the curator and assistant director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum here in East Tennessee.  He also happens to be my former mentor and ex-boss, and one heck of a nice guy.  He’s just started a new blog called A Novel Idea of History, to which I humbly direct your attention.

Besides his work at the Lincoln site, Steven has managed museums specializing in everything from the frontier to firearms, and he maintains an active interest in military history.  He’s also the author of several historical novels.  Voyage of the Gray Wolves, Between the Hunters and the Hunted, and Armada are all set on the high seas during World War II.  His latest novel, President Lincoln’s Spy, centers on Civil War espionage.  Check out the books and make his blog part of your online reading list.  You’ll be glad you did.

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