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The Lost Speech Found

May 19 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

The ‘Lost Speech’ Found: Abraham Lincoln and the Founding of the Illinois Republican Party- On May 29, 1856, Lincoln gave the keynote address at a convention held in downtown Bloomington to establish a new political party opposed to the expansion of slavery—the Republican Party. Learn why this speech became to be known as the “Lost Speech” … and how it’s not really lost!

Bill Kemp has served as librarian for the not-for-profit McLean County Museum of History for nineteen years. He has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois Springfield and Illinois State University.

The program is hosted in collaboration with the McLean County Museum of History.

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May 19
12:00 am - 1:00 am
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