from 50 years of collecting Lincoln
Daniel Weinberg, famed dealer in Lincoln
artifacts, to speak at presidential library May 3
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[April 29, 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]