September 2017 Program: Abraham Lincoln through the Eyes of Political Cartoonists

“The Rail Splitter Repairing the Union” — a political cartoon of Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln from 1865, during the Reconstruction era of the United States (1863–1877).  Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Don’t miss the Traverse Area Historical Society’s September program, Sunday the 17th1pm in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere, Traverse City.

TAHS Board Chair, Stephen Siciliano, will be speaking on “Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency Through the Eyes of the Political Cartoonists of His Day.”  If you think Presidents Trump and Obama have been roughly handled by today’s press, you will be amazed by the treatment of the man who we now see as one of our greatest presidents. Siciliano has a PhD in American History from the College of William Mary, where his area of special study was the Civil War.

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Fall 2017 Newsletter: Catch up with us!

Hot off the press! Image from the archives of Jay Perry Smith, former editor of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, undated.

Want to know what we’ve been up to this past year? Need the schedule of events for the coming year? Interested in volunteering? Discover answers for all your pressing questions and more in our Fall newsletter, hot off the press! Click on the link below to download:

2017 September 15

Special thanks to Bill Ruesink for his labor in editing, layout, and publication of our newsletter!