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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers 'Death and Mr. Lincoln' tour day          Send a link to a friend

Daylong program to include visits to Lincoln's Tomb, the Museum of Funeral Customs and more

[JAN. 30, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- On March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will offer "Death and Mr. Lincoln," a program including tours and a luncheon. Join distinguished writer Thomas J. Craughwell, the author of "Stealing Lincoln's Body," for a unique look at death, mourning and Mr. Lincoln. The day will include specialized tours of Lincoln's Tomb and the Museum of Funeral Customs, a luncheon presentation by Craughwell, and a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum's featured temporary exhibit, "Tales from the Crypt: A History of the Lincoln Tomb."

Advance copies of Craughwell's "Stealing Lincoln's Body" (Harvard University Press, 2007) will be available for purchase.

Craughwell has written more than a dozen books on history, religion and popular culture. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Spectator, Emmy magazine and Inside the Vatican. He has been a guest on CNN, BBC, The Discovery Channel and the international Catholic cable network, EWTN. He writes out of his home in Bethel, Conn.

Professional development units will be offered for the tour.

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The cost is $25 per person, which includes transportation, museum admissions, lunch, and pre-release book signing and presentation by Craughwell. Reservations can be made by calling 217-558-8934. Payment by MasterCard or Visa is accepted and due at the time of the reservation. The reservation deadline is March 1.

This event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

(Text from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum news release received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information)


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