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Speakers Series: Meet the Stories of Survival Exhibit Creators

As part of our “For the People” speakers series, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is proud to welcome Arielle Weininger and Jim Lommasson, the creators of “Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory,” our new exhibit in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Please join Arielle and Jim on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm in the museum’s Union Theater and learn first-hand how they collaborated to bring together more than 60 personal artifacts that were brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and genocides from around the world, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.

You’ll learn about the relationship between objects, their meaning to the original owner and subsequent significance—all told dramatically and paired with oversized photographs and handwritten responses by Survivors or their family members.
Doors will open at 6pm. Attendees are invited to visit our new exhibit, “Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.” until the program begins at 7pm.

The “For the People” speakers series features bold thinkers with unique insights into the people of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Thursday, May 5 at 7pm in Union Theater. This is a FREE program, but reservations are required.

May 5, 2022 7:00 PM – May 5, 2022 8:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Admission is free
Register online at https://presidentlincoln.illinois.gov/events/
(217) 558-8844
https://presidentlincoln.illinois.gov/events/

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