History Film Series Delves into the Private Lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln

For immediate release

Release dated: 
January 23, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: History Film Series: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided - Ambition
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls
Cost: Free
Call for more information 320-616-5421
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

History Film Series Delves into the Private Lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln

The February History Film Series at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site features PBS's "Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided - Ambition." This film focuses upon their early lives, courtship and marriage at the start of Lincoln's political career.

Elected President only to see the nation fracture in two, Lincoln led a frightened and divided people through the most terrible war in their history. At the same time, Lincoln's marriage to the daughter of a Kentucky slave owner and her two brothers' military service for the Confederacy reflected the fissures that tore the country apart.

This event is free and is part of a monthly Film Series featuring a historic film or documentary at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.

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