Past Event

How We View Our History: The Changing Image of the 16th President

A Road Scholar Program by Ron Keller

Using clips from a variety of motion pictures throughout the twentieth century, Ron Keller demonstrates how the lens of popular culture shapes public perceptions of history. He also shows how that history does and does not mirror the changing perspective of one of America’s greatest icons, Abraham Lincoln. Ron Keller earned an MA in History from Eastern Illinois University and teaches American Political History at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois. He has presented numerous programs as Director and Curator of the Lincoln College Museum. He has also organized and presented an annual summer seminar for Illinois teachers on the topic of ‘Abraham Lincoln and Illinois in a Nation of Slavery.’

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Bob Pritchett, 309.426.2185.