Tag: Abraham Lincoln

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Hillary Clinton aims to bridge divides in America

During a speech at the Old State House in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton addressed the challenges we face as a nation.

Andy Schmookler; Beliefs that make Liberal America weak

One important reason is that the battle playing out in our politics is fundamentally a moral and spiritual battle, and while the right is connected to their moral and spiritual passions (even though that connection has been made on the basis of lies) Liberal America is not.

Liberal America is falling short

We in Liberal America are now embattled. America has been in kindred battles before, and on those occasions to which we look to see our finest American ideals expressed and embodied, great American leaders have shown the way.


Belle Grove in the Civil War Tours scheduled for September and October 2014

In commemoration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Belle Grove will continue to offer a special tour that discusses Belle Grove Plantation during the Civil War.

Obama: No isn’t the answer

There are legitimate debates to be had on issues like how to deal with long-term debt and healthcare. But those issues aren’t the focus right now, President Barack Obama noted in remarks at a private Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Potomac, Md., Monday night.

National Touring Production of Lincoln and Tubman to perform at Staunton Public Library on Feb. 18

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, N.C., will be performing their production of Lincoln and Tubman on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 pm at the Staunton Public Library.

Battlefields Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign

Using a modern tool to preserve a piece of history, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has launched its first crowdfunding effort, using the Razoo platform, as part of its efforts to preserve and revitalize the historic Lee-Jackson Building in New Market.

Doug Driver Showed Wood Carvings at Timberville Broadway Senior Center

Members of Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center were pleased to have Doug Driver, president of Lantz Construction, come and visit this week.

‘Killing Lincoln’ to premiere in Richmond

National Geographic Channel’s first original scripted drama, “Killing Lincoln,” shot in Petersburg and Richmond this summer, is set to premiere during Presidents Day weekend on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will encore at 10 p.m.

Lecture on Lincoln at BC

James I. Robertson – one of the most distinguished names in Civil War history and a lecturer and writer of national acclaim – will focus on “Lincoln the Man” at the fifth annual symposium of The Lincoln Society of Virginia at Bridgewater College.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

– Health: World TB Day, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – Local News: Road closure in Northeast Augusta, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – Business: Seminar in Lexington for small-business owners, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – Local News: Debate on videogame violence, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – Local News: Civil War Institute to focus on Lincoln, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – Event: […]

David Cox | Lincoln redux

Two hundred years ago this week was born the man whom many consider to be our greatest president, thus far. Three weeks ago yesterday was inaugurated a man who makes history if only for the fact that he, as an African American, brings to fulfillment a process which Abraham Lincoln to a large extent made […]

AFP Local News Blog – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

– News: Bridgewater College president to lead commemoration of Lincoln’s birth, Tuesday, 9:17 a.m. – News: Israeli peace activist to speak at EMU, Tuesday, 9:17 a.m. – News: Shenandoah U. professor to speak on sensory processing disorders, Tuesday, 9:17 a.m.

Lincoln, Obama dinner plates on display at Hardesty-Higgins House

A Lincoln state china dinner plate that was part of the official dining service at the White House during the Grant or Arthur administration is now on display at the Hardesty-Higgins House in Downtown Harrisonburg. On loan to Harrisonburg Tourism from Harrisonburg residents Myron and June Hoosaflook, this plate was a part of June’s mother’s […]