“Lincoln in Richmond: 1865 and 2011” will be the topic of a panel discussion Oct. 24, 12 p.m., at University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St. 

Panelists will discuss how Lincoln’s visit in 1865 and a year of movie-making more than a century later changed the city.

The panel will include a local historian and on-set consultant for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” experts from University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.  

The panel is the second in a series of events for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition that will be on display at UR Downtown Oct. 9-Nov. 13.

Panelists include:

  • George R. Goethals, presidential leadership expert and professor of leadership studies at Richmond
  • Mike Gorman, Richmond historian with the National Park Service and on-set consultant for “Lincoln”
  • Julian Hayter, assistant professor of leadership studies at Richmond, whose areas of expertise include African-American history since the Civil War and African-American politics in Richmond
  • Rita D. McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation

Gary L. McDowell, professor of leadership studies and holder of the Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science and Law at Richmond, will moderate.

The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling version.

Local sponsors are the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Library of Virginia, University of Richmond Museums and UR Downtown.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. To register for the panel discussion or for more information, visit http://jepson.richmond.edu or call 804-287-6522.

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