Stories from 50 years of
Daniel Weinberg, famed dealer in Lincoln
artifacts, to speak at presidential library May 3
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[April 26, 2017]
– One of the nation’s top dealers in Lincoln material visits the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on May 3 to share
stories about the treasures he has handled and discuss the
relationship between museums, collectors and dealers.
Daniel Weinberg, owner and operator of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop
in Chicago, has been buying and selling Lincoln and Civil War
artifacts for nearly 50 years. He is the author of “Lincoln’s
Assassins: Their Trial and Execution” and has done research for
numerous institutions, including the University of Virginia and the
Chicago Historical Society.
Starting at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Union Theater, Weinberg will show
images of the biggest finds of his career and share the stories
behind them. He may reveal the top Lincoln artifact he would save
from a fire or disclose the artifact he dreams of locating someday.
He will answer audience questions.
The event is free. Visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov and click
on “special event reservations.”
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum dedicated to
telling the story of America’s 16th president through old-fashioned scholarship
and modern technology.
The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents,
photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to
all aspects of Illinois history. The museum uses traditional exhibits,
eye-catching special effects and innovative story-telling techniques to educate
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]