Harold Holzer to speak at the Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History
(Poughkeepsie, Oct. 15, 2015) – The Hudson River Valley Institute will welcome Harold Holzer at its fourth annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History. Holzer is the chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, former Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and expert on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. The Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00pm in the Nelly Goletti Theatre at Marist College after which a book signing will follow.
Holzer has served as author, co-author, or editor of fifty books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War period. In addition, he has written over 500 articles, published fifteen monographs, and contributed more than fifty other chapters and prefaces to various other pieces. His most recent works are President Lincoln Assassinated!! (2015) and Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion (2014), which received both the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize.
He has also received a number of other awards. Among them are prizes from the Freedom Foundation, the Manuscript Society of America, the Illinois State Historical Society, and a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union. He has earned further recognition in lifetime achievement awards from the Lincoln Groups of New York, Washington, Peekskill, Kansas City, and Detroit. Additionally, he has earned honorary degrees from nine different colleges and universities. Holzer was also honored with the National Humanities Medal in 2008 by President George W. Bush.
Holzer is a frequent lecturer across the nation, including such venues as the White House, the Library of Congress, and Ford’s Theatre. He also has contributed to broadcasts on the History Channel and C-SPAN as well as commentated on CBS, PBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and the BBC.
The Handel-Krom Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History was established through the dedicated effort and generosity of Bernard and Shirley Handel and LTC Gilbert A. Krom, U.S. Army, Retired, to encourage a knowledge and appreciation of the vibrant history of the Hudson River Valley as a vital region of America.
RSVP to 845-575-3052 or HRVI@marist.edu