(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Author and historian Richard Striner will sign his book “Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln,” Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30am at the Carriage House Museum Shop at the Emlen Physick Estate. The event is sponsored by the Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) Lessons of History Team.
“In the troubling times through which we have been living, there is much to be learned from the decency of Abraham Lincoln's leadership, the brilliance he showed in confronting racial injustice, and the way he faced up to our very worst divisions to create a better future for the nation,” Striner said. “Even at this late date in the study of our 16th president, the Lincoln story is full of surprises.”
Striner taught history for over 30 years at Washington College, in Chestertown, Md. He is author of more than a dozen books, an acclaimed Lincoln scholar, and his books and articles have covered political history, presidential history, literature, economics, film, architecture and historic preservation. His most recent book, “Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), will be available for purchase at the Carriage House Museum Shop. Admission is free and open to the public for this book signing.
Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street in Cape May, New Jersey. Built in 1879, the 18-room mansion is an architectural wonder built by famed American architect Frank Furness and is one of the best examples of Victorian Stick Style architecture in the country. In 2020-21 the tour them “This Old House” focuses on the Physick House and the organization, Cape May MAC, that lovingly restored it 50 years ago and continues to do so today. The first floor of the Physick House Museum is fully accessible.
Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) is a multifaceted, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. Cape May MAC membership is open to all. Visit capemaymac.org/support/membership to learn more. .For information about Cape May MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, visit capemaymac.org. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at capemaylodging.com.