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Abraham Lincoln had a lifelong fascination with science and technology and was the only president with a patent. He advocated for technological advancement as a legislator in Illinois and Washington D.C. and became the “go-to” Western lawyer on technology and patent cases during his legal career. During the Civil War, Lincoln drew upon his commitment to science and personally encouraged inventors while taking dramatic steps to institutionalize science via the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Department of Agriculture. His commitment to science and technology helped propel the nation into the modern age.

Come join us to hear about a rarely discussed side of Abraham Lincoln on June 6, at 6:00 pm, as David Kent explores this topic through his new book "Lincoln: The Fire of Genius: How Abraham Lincoln's Commitment to Science and Technology Helped Modernize America," with moderator John O’Brien.

As of February 1st, we are partnering with Diageo North America, who will bring new and innovative cocktails to life during our mixology sessions.