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Renowned author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, is the voice of the new Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk mobile tour. Ms. Goodwin, author of the NY Times' bestselling Team of Rivals about President Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy, shares information about the artists, stories and quotes from Abraham Lincoln, and excerpts from her award-winning book, sculpture by sculpture.
The Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront features the permanent installation of sixteen pieces that reflect Abraham Lincoln's legacy. The pieces are interpretations of the 16th President's values and life experiences. Extensive planning for the Walk began in 2005 with generous support from Lincoln Financial, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Riverfront Recapture, Inc. The goal was to select pieces that not only fit with the Walk's themes but that were also made of materials that can withstand seasonal flooding. Today, the Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk is a dynamic synergy of art, history, and natural beauty that unites both banks of the Connecticut River.