— (AP) As part of the new National Science Foundation-funded Lincoln Project, the National Science Museum has created two video series, a new book and a new website.
The Lincoln Project is a series of videos, films and short films that document the life of Lincoln Grant, the first U.S. president, from his early days in the White House to his death.
The projects, titled The Lincoln Effect, Lincoln the Science Guy and Lincoln the President, are available on the museum’s website.
Lincoln is featured in the film Lincoln the Scientist, as well as the documentary Lincoln: The Last President.
The two Lincoln Project videos are available online in two different formats.
The first video series explores the life and career of Lincoln, the U.N. secretary-general and former president who was assassinated on Jan. 4, 1865, in Springfield, Illinois.
The film was made by filmmakers Steve Eisenegger and Michael J. Williams.
Lincoln the scientist and the president, Lincoln The President, was filmed at the Lincoln Museum in Springfield and is available on PBS stations across the country.
The documentary Lincoln was made in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and PBS stations around the country, and is also available on many PBS stations.
The other Lincoln project video series was created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture and is currently available online.
The films, Lincoln and The Science Guy, highlight the contributions of Lincoln’s scientific work in promoting civil rights.
Lincoln’s contributions as a scientist have been widely recognized and celebrated throughout the nation.
In the 1960s, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which he founded in 1871, produced The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, an oral history that explored the history of the civil rights movement in America.
The new project series is based on an oral biography by Lincoln scholar and professor of political science and African American studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jeffrey C. Anderson.
The series, titled Lincoln the Artist, Lincoln on Science, Lincoln as Scientist and Lincoln as President, is the first project of its kind to feature a direct oral biography of Lincoln.
Lincoln was also featured in a film Lincoln, starring John Waters.
“This project represents the first time a public domain film about the life, career and work of President Lincoln has been made,” said project coordinator Susan D. O’Neill, a curator in the Lincoln Project’s Lincoln Project Office of Art.
“It’s the first in a series, and we’re delighted to be able to bring Lincoln to life in new ways.”
The series also includes a new web site, lincoln-the-scientist.org, which includes links to Lincoln’s writings and works, a video series that focuses on the president’s science and engineering achievements, and a book.
The book, Lincoln: Science Guy: A Biography of the Ulysses S. Grant, was written by historian and Lincoln scholar Daniel L. Drezner and features essays by scholars such as historian Robert C. E. Lipscomb, author of The First President, and historian Donald R. Pogue.
The project also offers an online digital archive, where visitors can explore the Lincoln archive, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the State Archives, and more.
Lincoln in a Nutshell: How Lincoln Became President The Lincoln and the Science Project video series features a portrait of Lincoln as a child, a snapshot of the president as an adult, and an interview with his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, in which he describes his life as a father, and his early childhood.
In a recent film, Lincoln, Lincoln talks about his science education and the importance of the sciences in the early 20th century.
“The Lincoln and Science Guy is a personal tribute to our President,” said Scott M. Gullo, project director.
“As the son of an engineer, the father of two young children, and the grandson of an educator, I think that this project captures the essence of how Lincoln really got to know his subjects and his world.”
For more information, visit the project website at lincolnproject.org.