Wednesday, January 27, 2010

McGraw family donates Lincoln mask to UIS

A bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln — one of 15 taken from an early plaster casting of sculptor Clark Mills’ 1865 life mask of Lincoln — will have a new home among University of Illinois Springfield students.

The Rick and Dona McGraw family, owners of the local McDonald’s franchise, has donated the bronze to UIS, where it will be displayed in the information commons area adjacent to the lobby of Brookens Library.

The news was reported in a January 27, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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