IN RECOGNITION OF PRESIDENTS DAY Please join us….
WIT AND WISDOM:
His Sense of Humor in Public AND Private
Presented by Dr. David Martin
President Abraham Lincoln had a keen and homely sense of humor, and used jokes for a number of purposes: to relieve tension, to make a point, and often just to enjoy a good joke. Dr. Martin will share about 30 of his favorite Lincoln jokes, and explain their point and purpose. He will also include a brief summary of Lincoln’s connections with New Jersey, including the little known fact that Lincoln’s ancestors lived in the state for a while in the 1700s.
Dr. David Martin is the author of over twenty-five books on the Civil War and Revolution, including Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg, The Philadelphia Campaign, and the award winning Gettysburg, July 1, which was a primary selection of the Military Book Club in 1995. He has also written regimental histories of the 41st New York Infantry, 14th New Jersey Infantry, and Fluvanna (Va.) Artillery. His book New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook was recently named best New Jersey reference book of the year by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. He is Past Commander of the New Jersey Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and Vice President of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association. Dr. Martin has served on the state’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. He is head editor of Longstreet House Publishers and is a teacher and administrator at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.