The Springfield Art Association Unveils Newly Restored Lincoln “Courting Couch”

Lincoln "Courting Couch" Unveiling Event, Springfield Art Association: February 11, 2014

Lincoln "Courting Couch" Unveiling Event, Springfield Art Association: February 11, 2014

(left to right) Sue Massie – board member of the Elijah Iles House Foundation, Anthony Rubano – board member of the Springfield Art Association, Frank Butterfield – Director of the Springfield Field Office, Landmarks Illinois

(left to right)
Sue Massie – board member of the Elijah Iles House Foundation, Anthony Rubano – board member of the Springfield Art Association, Frank Butterfield – Director of the Springfield Field Office, Landmarks Illinois

Cori Stuart – descendent of John T. Stuart, Abraham Lincoln’s first law partner and Mary Lincoln’s cousin

Cori Stuart – descendent of John T. Stuart, Abraham Lincoln’s first law partner and Mary Lincoln’s cousin

Jane Locascio, past president of the board of the Springfield Art Association, and Phil Locascio, board member of Springfield Art Association

Jane Locascio, past president of the board of the Springfield Art Association, and Phil Locascio, board member of Springfield Art Association

Anne Moseley – Assistant Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln, Illinois; Susan and Jeff Gibbs – supporters of the Springfield Art Association

Anne Moseley – Assistant Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln, Illinois; Susan and Jeff Gibbs – supporters of the Springfield Art Association

Dr. Sandra Yeh – President and Founder of the Prairie Eye and Lasik Center; living history interpreter with the 10th Illinois Cavalry. Dawn Henry – living history interpreter with the 10th Illinois Cavalry

Dr. Sandra Yeh – President and Founder of the Prairie Eye and Lasik Center; living history interpreter with the 10th Illinois Cavalry. Dawn Henry – living history interpreter with the 10th Illinois Cavalry

Jon Anderson – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Richard Monroe – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Mary Shepherd – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association

Jon Anderson – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Richard Monroe – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Mary Shepherd – member of the Abraham Lincoln Association

Erika Holst, Curator of Collections, Springfield Art Association

Erika Holst, Curator of Collections, Springfield Art Association

Chris DeRose – author of Congressman Lincoln; Dr. Sandra Yeh; Dr. Brooks Simpson – historian, author of The Civil War: The First Year in the Words of Those Who Lived It, The Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victory, and Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War, among others

Chris DeRose – author of Congressman Lincoln; Dr. Sandra Yeh; Dr. Brooks Simpson – historian, author of The Civil War: The First Year in the Words of Those Who Lived ItThe Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victory, and Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War, among others

Steve Myers – Past president of the board of the Springfield Art Association Erika Holst – Curator of Collections, Springfield Art Association; Betsy Dollar – Executive Director of the Springfield Art Association

Steve Myers – Past president of the board of the Springfield Art Association
Erika Holst – Curator of Collections, Springfield Art Association; Betsy Dollar – Executive Director of the Springfield Art Association

Dr. Mark Plummer – retired professor, author of Lincoln’s Rail-Splitter; Robert Lenz – outgoing president of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Heather Wickens – project manager for the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition

Dr. Mark Plummer – retired professor, author of Lincoln’s Rail-Splitter; Robert Lenz – outgoing president of the Abraham Lincoln Association; Heather Wickens – project manager for the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition

Dawn and Ted Henry – living history interpreters with the 10th Illinois Cavalry; Jerry Smith – Vice President, Clayville Historic Site

Dawn and Ted Henry – living history interpreters with the 10th Illinois Cavalry; Jerry Smith – Vice President, Clayville Historic Site

Robert Stuart and Cori Stuart – Father/daughter – descendants of John T. Stuart, Lincoln’s law partner and Mary Lincoln’s cousin. Robert Stuart is the incoming president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

Robert Stuart and Cori Stuart – Father/daughter – descendants of John T. Stuart, Lincoln’s law partner and Mary Lincoln’s cousin. Robert Stuart is the incoming president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

Guests marvel the newly restored Lincoln "Courting Couch"

Guests marvel the newly restored Lincoln "Courting Couch"

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