Revisiting President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

January 02, 2018
President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln, photographed in Washington, DC by Alexander Gardner in 1863.

Alexander Gardner/Wikimedia Commons

On this encore edition of the 21st: We revisit our conversation from last February, when Illinois celebrated President Abraham Lincoln’s 208th birthday. We talked to people who have made it their life’s work to present Abraham Lincoln in classrooms, at libraries, on stage, even at birthday parties. Plus, we spoke with food historian Rae Eighmey about her book, “Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln’s Life and Times.”