You are invited to join nationally known Lincoln expert Harold Holzer as he speaks Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Bernard and Ruth Siegel Jewish Community Center. The program, “Lincoln and the Jews,” begins at 10:30am promptly after the Jewish Historical Society of Delaware’s annual meeting and will be accompanied by refreshments. Come relive history as Holzer puts a new perspective on the past. The program is free and open to the community, but seating is limited. Please contact the Historical Society of Delaware for your reservation at 302-655-6232. The Bernard and Ruth Siegel Jewish Community Center is located at 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Holzer, a prolific writer and lecturer, has served as an executive since 1992 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he currently holds the position of Senior Vice President for External Affairs. Holzer is also co- chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed by President Bill Clinton.
A former journalist, he has received an array of research and writing awards, including the 2008 National Endowment Medal from President George Bush. Holzer has contributed to multiple scholarly publications, producing more than 425 articles in the past 35 years. He is also co-author of 35 books on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, one of which won the 2005 Lincoln Award.
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support has been received from the Siegel JCC and private donors.
For more information visit www.jhsdelaware.org