About this Exhibit
Donald A. Rydgren, the longtime curator of the Lincoln Collection of the University of Delaware, passed away on October 26, 2017 in Hockessin, Delaware. Don was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Tower Hill School and Cornell University. He served as President of the Lincoln Club of Delaware and was a member for over 50 years. Don also served as curator and host of the Lincoln Collection at the University of Delaware’s Goodstay Center for 45 years. “A Life with Lincoln” celebrates Don Rydgren’s long service to the Lincoln Club of Delaware and his passion for promoting the life and career of the 16th President of the United States of America through public presentations and tours to students and visitors, and through his work with researchers consulting the Lincoln Collection. The exhibition presents books acquired during the years Don served as curator, most of them with authors’ presentations to the Lincoln Club of Delaware or Donald A. Rydgren. “A Life with Lincoln” will be on view from February 7 – June 8, 2018 in the Lincoln Exhibit Case.