Lincoln, Politics, and the Press: The 1864 Election in New York
Harold Holzer to deliver fourth-annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History
POUGHKEEPSIE (Oct. 8, 2015) – The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College will welcome Harold Holzer, who will deliver the Fourth Annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the College's Nelly Goletti Theatre. A book signing will follow. The title of the lecture is "Lincoln, Politics, and the Press: The 1864 Election in New York."
Holzer is chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, former senior vice president for public affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an expert on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. He has served as author, co-author, or editor of fifty books on these subjects. In addition, he has written over 500 articles, published fifteen monographs, and contributed more than fifty chapters and prefaces to various other pieces. His most recent works are President Lincoln Assassinated!! (2015) and Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion (2014), which received both the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize.
Holzer has also received awards from the Freedom Foundation, the Manuscript Society of America, the Illinois State Historical Society, and a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union. He has earned further recognition in lifetime achievement awards from the Lincoln Groups of New York, Washington, Peekskill, Kansas City, and Detroit. Additionally, he has earned honorary degrees from nine colleges and universities. In 2008, President George W. Bush presented Holzer with the National Humanities Medal.
RSVP to 845-575-3052 or HRVI@marist.edu
A frequent lecturer across the nation, including at such venues as the White House, the Library of Congress, and Ford’s Theatre, Holzer also has contributed to broadcasts on the History Channel and C-SPAN as well as commentated on CBS, PBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and the BBC.
The Handel-Krom Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History was established through the dedicated effort and generosity of Bernard and Shirley Handel and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gilbert A. Krom to encourage a knowledge and appreciation of the vibrant history of the Hudson River Valley as a vital region of America.