‘Lincoln Fakes and Forgeries’ presentation

Time: 3:00pm CDT November 2, 2013

Location: Civil War Museum

Carthage will co-sponsor two speakers on “Lincoln Fakes and Forgeries” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha.

The College, along with fellow sponsor Snap-on Inc., welcomes James Cornelius and Barry Bauman for this special event at the museum, 5400 First Ave. The program is free to attend and open to the public.

Mr. Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will share examples of Lincoln shams over the past century. Those include paintings, signatures, photographs, printed documents and supposed Lincoln family relics.

Mr. Bauman, fellow of the American Institute for Conservation and former associate conservator of paintings for the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss how the library acquired what was thought to be a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln from the last living descendant of the 16th president.

For more information, call 262-653-4141.

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