Closed for the Holiday
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine will be closed on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in observance of the Easter holiday.
89th Watchorn Lincoln Dinner
Watch the 2021 Watchorn Lincoln Dinner on the Special Collections YouTube channel. The reimagined event includes past Lincoln Dinner speakers, music, and an appearance by President Lincoln!
Resilient Redlands Webinar Series
If you crave opportunities to learn during your time at home, partake in the “Resilient Redlands” webinar series that will focus on topics related to Redlands history and the collections of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Webinars will take place at 11am on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and will be led by the staff of A.K. Smiley Public Library and Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Watch live on Smiley Library’s Facebook page.
April 24 – “Redlands: A Heritage of Greenery”
April 25 – “Intro to Redlands History”
September 26 – “Warriors & Patriots: Women of the Civil War”
October 10 – “Pure Gold Archives”
November 14 – “Redlands and the Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919”
December 12 –“The Smiley’s and Christmases Past”
January 9 –“The Civil War in Southern California”
January 23 – “Redlands: The Town That Philanthropy Built”
February 6 – “African American literature” by Professor Charles Williams of Chaffey College
February 13 – “Lincoln’s Greatest Decision: Emancipation and the Use of Black Troops” with Smiley Library Director Don McCue
February 20 – “Black Voice News and the History of the Black Press” by Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds
February 27 – “Hidden in Plain Sight: African Americans in the Library’s Historic Collections” with Archivist Dr. Nathan Gonzales
March 13 – “Women of Redlands in World War I”
April 10 – “Water in Thirsty Land”
To learn more about how you can contribute to “Resilient Redlands: COVID-19 and Our Town”, click here.