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Kay Smith - IHPA legacy

Kay Smith served with the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition as a contractor and then as the Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area from late 2009 through 2011. The interview focuses on Smith’s role in developing the comprehensive management plan for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. She also talks about several other projects and programs that were occurring while she served as executive director

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Caption

“The Circuit Rider” Lincoln Bicentennial motorcycle designed by Kim Shirley of Kim’s Auto Body in Springfield, Illinois.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

When:

2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Fritz Klein as Lincoln in production of A Farewell to Springfield on February 11, 2009 at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

Where:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center

When:

February 11, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Period Ball held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on February 12, 2009.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

When:

February 12, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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A Farewell to Springfield performance on February 11, 2009.

Where:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center

When:

February 11, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Fritz Klein as Lincoln with the Illinois Symphony performance “Let Freedom Sing” on February 11, 2009 at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

Where:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center

When:

February 11, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Fritz Klein as Lincoln with the Illinois Symphony performance “Let Freedom Sing” on February 11, 2009 at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

Where:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center

When:

February 11, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Period ball held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on February 12, 2009.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

When:

February 12, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Bicentennial birthday cake served at Period ball, the cake was decorated by Eli’s Cheesecake Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

When:

February 12, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Sampling of birthday cards sent to Abraham Lincoln; over 10,000 cards were received.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Now He Belongs vigil at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on February 11, 2009.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

When:

February 11, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Kay Smith with Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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First-day sale of Lincoln Illinois Bicentennial penny debut in August of 2009.

Where:

Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois 

When:

August of 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Kay Smith and husband, Jerry, in Freeport, Illinois for a Lincoln-Douglas debate commemoration “Reunion Tour ‘08”.

Where:

Freeport, Illinois

When:

2008

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Lincoln-Douglas debate commemoration “Reunion tour ‘08” in Quincy, Illinois.

Where:

Quincy, Illinois

When:

2008

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Kay and Jerry Smith at the Abraham Lincoln Association Bicentennial banquet on February 12, 2009.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Association Bicentennial banquet

When:

February 12, 2009

Ownership:

Narrator’s Phot

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Photo of Kay Smith at the time of the interview, March 2010.

Where:

Unknown

When:

March 2010

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain

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President Barack Obama speaking at the Abraham Lincoln Association Bicentennial banquet at Springfield, Illinois on February 12, 2009.

Where:

Abraham Lincoln Association Bicentennial banquet, Springfield, Illinois

When:

February 12, 2009

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain



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