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Date: September 29, 2008
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

Smithsonian Curator to Discuss Abraham Lincoln and His Legacy
Harry Rubenstein to Give Presentation at Montgomery College, October 21

Harry Rubenstein, curator and chair at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH), will talk about Abraham Lincoln’s legacy at Montgomery College on Tuesday, October 21 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Entitled “Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life,” the talk will take place in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

As curator and chair of the NMAH’s Division of Politics and Reform, Rubenstein is currently working on a new exhibition, "Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life," scheduled to open in January 2009. Rubenstein holds shared responsibility for the political history, reform movements, civil rights, and labor history collections at NMAH, where he has curated or co-curated more than a dozen exhibitions, including "Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education," "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," and "We the People: Winning the Vote." 

In addition, Rubenstein is the co-author of "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," and has published many works on American political history.

This event is sponsored by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College, in collaboration with the Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (240) 567-7417 or visit: www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.
 
                                                                                        
                                                                                                            
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