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Lincoln's Watch Program

  • Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park 39 Jack Benny Drive Waukegan, IL 60087 (map)

1:00pm Presentation

The Waukegan Historical Society, in conjunction with the pop-up exhibit Abraham Lincoln: A Man Of His Times, A Man For All Times, has Doug Stiles returning to tell the story “Lincoln’s Watch” on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in the Theatre at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, located at 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL 60087 in Bowen Park. Mr. Stiles will present the program at both 1:00pm and 4:00pm on January 6.

In 1861, Abraham Lincoln brought his watch to a Washington D.C. jeweler to be repaired.  Did the jeweler, Jonathan Dillon, add an inscription inside the watch?  Hear the fascinating story of how this question was answered as told by Waukegan attorney, Doug Stiles, a descendent of Dillon’s.  This unique story made worldwide news coverage.  Come hear the first-hand account of how everything transpired with this unique Lincoln artifact that is today part of the Smithsonian Museum’s collections.

The program is open to the public and there is no charge. 

Later Event: January 6
Lincoln's Watch Program