Thursday, October 14, 2010

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak

Seats have been selling fast for presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s lecture at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium tonight.

Tickets are available, but only a few. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 325, according to UIS. Goodwin’s lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 ($21 online). The lecture is part of the Jim Edgar Lecture Series sponsored by UIS and the museum.

Goodwin, who is in Springfield for the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s new exhibit based on her book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” will share her thoughts on “The Art and Craft of Storytelling: From JFK, LBJ and FDR to Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.”

Goodwin's appearance was featured in a October 14, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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