Library, Museum Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday

Claire Jeffries |

It’s 2009, and you know what that means. Yes, Lincoln was born 200 years ago. In celebration, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Chippewa Valley Museum are putting on exhibits in honor of our 16th president. The Chippewa Valley Museum has a fourth-month exhibit, assembled by local resident and Lincoln expert Lee Mallow, covering: “Abraham Lincoln: The Making of the President” (about Lincoln’s political career in Illinois. Coincidently, Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to sell his seat as well), “The Life of Abraham Lincoln,” “The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln,” and “The Assassination of President Lincoln and Its Aftermath.”  Mallow also donated a collection of photos of Lincoln’s family and other memorabilia which is currently on display at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library until February. After that, Blagojevich is selling it to the highest bidder.