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Virtual Event

Virtual Talk | Considering Abraham Lincoln: Expanded Narratives & Future Monuments

Tuesday, April 27

How can current and future monuments expand the narrative on Chicago stories? Join us as Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC-7 political analyst Laura S. Washington moderates a free virtual discussion in support of the Chicago Monuments Project with:

  • Doug Kiel, Assistant Professor of History, Northwestern University
  • John N. Low, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies, Ohio State University
  • Kate Masur, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
  • Christine Mehring, Mary L. Block Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

Attendees are invited to share their thoughts and perspectives during the conversation. Topics addressed will include Abraham Lincoln’s legacy, built monuments in the city, the sociocultural contexts that defined Chicago’s monuments movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the importance of inclusive historical narratives to combat erasure and historical silence.

We look forward to seeing you.

This event is free of charge. Zoom link provided after registration.

View of "Abraham Lincoln: The Head of State" (1908) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Grant Park, Chicago, 1929. CHM, ICHi-076306; Kaufmann & Fabry Co., photographer
"Abraham Lincoln: The Man" (1887) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Lincoln Park, Chicago, 2016. Photograph by CHM staff
Undated photograph of an evening view of "Abraham Lincoln: The Head of State" (1908) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Grant Park, Chicago. CHM, ICHi-081151; Raymond W. Trowbridge, photographer

The Details



27 th

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories