Past Event

Abraham Lincoln In Song

A Road Scholar Program by Chris Vallillo

The life of Abraham Lincoln spanned a period of great change and growth in the state of Illinois. From his days as a flat-boater, through his time at New Salem, his years as a circuit lawyer and on up through his presidency, Lincoln’s life is a microcosm of the development of Illinois during that period. Award-winning folksinger Chris Vallillo uses historic narratives, contemporary folk music, and period folk songs Lincoln may well have known and sung to bring Illinois’ favorite son and his times to life.

This program was featured as part of the 2008 radio series "Voices: A Collection of Illinois Stories"  that aired on 98.7WFMT. For more information, visit the WFMT website.

For more information, please contact Miriam Lytle, 847.742.2411.