Great news for fans of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, IL! The ALPLM now has its own blog entitled From Out of the Top Hat.
As stated on the About page:
A cartoon shows Abraham Lincoln looking askance at a book with the caption: “My God, another book.” The reference assumes the reader knows that there are quite a few Lincoln books, roughly 17,000 titles to date. The same exasperation might be expressed as: “My God, another Lincoln blog.” There are quite a number of blogs, active and inactive, regarding Lincoln and the Civil War. Why is another needed? The simple answer is that whereas most blogs are the creation and expressions of individual opinion, this blog is institutionally based and serves a broad purpose. By tapping into the collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the blog hopes to tease out meanings about Lincoln, his times, and his legacy.We welcome ALPLM to the blogosphere and look forward to some great posts!
The bloggers for this site are Dr. James M. Cornelius, Lincoln Curator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Professor Richard Wightman Fox, Department of History, University of Southern California; and Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois State Historian, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Some of the entries will be serious and others whimsical, but it is hoped that all will offer something of interest.
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