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Dr. Gary Hylander: Stealing Lincoln’s Body

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When:
February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
2018-02-12T19:00:00-05:00
2018-02-12T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aprill Cushing/Liz Reed
781-769-0200 x110

Popular historian Dr. Gary Hylander will present the first of five lectures at the Morrill Memorial Library this year beginning Monday, February 12 at 7 pm with “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.” Join Dr. Hylander as he discusses a little known event in the years following the death of President Abraham Lincoln. In a somber moment, Lincoln once asked his wife Mary to “lay my remains in a quiet place.” On the night of the presidential election of 1876, Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois was anything but quiet. A gang of counterfeiters out of Chicago attempted to steal Lincoln’s entombed body and hold it for ransom.

To sign up for this program, funded by the Friends of the Library, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

Liz Reed

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