Lincoln Shrine Open for President’s Day Weekend
February 20, 2017
Visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine over Presidents’ Day weekend! In observance of the holiday that honors our past presidents, the Lincoln Shrine will be open on Monday, February 20, 2017, 1pm-5pm.
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is part of the division of Special Collections of A.K. Smiley Public Library. For more information, please call the Heritage Room of Smiley Library at (909)798-7632.
Lincoln Shrine to Host Redlands in World War I Book Signing
February 15, 2017
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands will host a book signing event on Wednesday February 15th at 4 PM to celebrate the publication of a new book about Redlands history. Titled Redlands in World War I, the book is co-authored by local historian Ann Deegan and three historians from Smiley Library, Don McCue, Nathan Gonzales, and Maria Carrillo. Several years ago the historians recognized that the centennial of America’s involvement in what was euphemistically known as “the war to end all wars” was approaching in 2017. Redlanders played an important role in this mostly-forgotten conflict and their stories deserve to be shared. McCue, Gonzales and Carrillo decided to collaborate with historian Ann Deegan, who created an incredible database by going through local newspapers day by day from 1917 to 1919. Without Ann’s painstaking work the book would not have possible. Ann wrote about how Redlanders volunteered or were drafted into the military, while Maria focused on the role of Redlands women and Nathan examined local endeavors to support the war effort. Don took on the story of Redlanders who served in combat “over there”.
Published by History Press, part of Arcadia Publishing, the book features 96 photographs from both the collection at the Smiley and archival repositories around the nation. All four authors will be in attendance. After that the book will be available at the Lincoln Shrine, Smiley Library and elsewhere in town. Royalties from the book will benefit the Heritage Room at Smiley Library. For further information please check out the Library’s website www.akspl.org or call the Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632.
85th LINCOLN DINNER
February 12, 2017
The Watchorn Lincoln Memorial Association welcomes Dr. Catherine Clinton as the 2017 Watchorn Lincoln Dinner speaker on Sunday, February 12 at the University of Redlands Orton Center. Dr. Clinton is Denman Professor of American History at University of Texas at San Antonio and the author of several works, including Divided House: Gender and the Civil War and Mrs. Lincoln: A Life. Her keynote address will focus on “The Loss of Lincoln.”
Attendance at the Lincoln Dinner is $47 for members of the Lincoln Memorial Association who join or renew in January 2017, and $57 for the general public. For reservations, please call (909)798-7632 or email email@example.com.
45th OPEN HOUSE
February 4, 2017
Visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine on Saturday, February 4 at 11am for the annual Lincoln Shrine Open House. For the 45th year, the Shrine celebrates the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War with a day of music, reenactor presentations, and activities for the whole family. Renowned Lincoln presenter Robert Broski will be on hand to greet visitors, along with the 7th Michigan Cavalry on horseback and the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, whose cannon demonstrations are a highlight every year.
Given the success of the 2016 festivities, the Open House will once again be coupled with the annual Lincoln Pilgrimage, a program hosted by the Grayback District of California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America since 1940. Mark your calendar because this grand Lincolnpalooza is a can’t miss event!
Civil War Music and Gettysburg Address
November 19, 2016
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 to dedicate the national cemetery there following the bloody Battle of Gettysburg the previous July. This November 19, exactly 153 years later, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine will host a special morning of Civil War-era music and recitation of Lincoln’s speech by famed Lincoln Presenter Robert Broski. Returning to the Lincoln Memorial Shrine for the event are the acclaimed Mountain Fifes & Drums from Lake Arrowhead, and Redlands’ own Camp Carleton Cornet Band. The musical extravaganza is a great experience for anyone interested in music and history! For more information, call the Lincoln Shrine at (909) 798-7632