Speaker Series

This year’s Speaker Series will be offered virtually and some may also be offered in person depending on community guidelines later this year. Links will be available the week of the event and a replay will be available shortly after. Registration is required to participate.

For the 13th season, this series is a FREE public event, made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Boeing Company! We are grateful for your support.


November 4th | Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War


Candice Shy Hooper, Author, Emeritus Board Member, Lincoln’s Cottage

The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary and influential lives of the wives of Abraham Lincoln's top generals. They were their husbands' closest confidantes and had a profound impact on the generals' ambitions and actions. Most important, the women's own attitudes toward, and relationships with, Lincoln had major historical significance.