Events


November 16, 2013, book signing, Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center book store, Wednesday, from 11:AM to 1:PM.

October 17, 2013, Books Between Bites - Batavia Public Library, Batavia, Illinois, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the Structure of Reason speech and book signing. Noon to 1:PM.

October 15, 2013, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Speech and book signing, Armchair Generals: A Civil War and Lincoln Brown Bag Lunch Interest Group, Gail Borden Library, Elgin, Illinois.

August 15, 2013, Speech and book signing, Kane County Illinois Bar Association Family Law Committee.

July 27, 2013, book signing, Salt Creek Civil War Roundtable booth, 10:AM - 4:PM., 
 Sweet's Civil War EncampmentLombard, Illinois.

May 4, 2013, book signing, Salt Creek Civil War Roundtable booth, 1:PM to 5:PM, Civil War 150th Anniversary,
Elk Grove Village Historical Museum Grounds, 399 Beistefield Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.


February 17, 2013, 5:PM to 7:PM ET, Firedoglake Book Salon. The authors interactively electronically discuss “Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason”.


February 9, 2013, 1: PM  - President’s Day lecture and book signing, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 East Wesley, Wheaton, Illinois.


January 24, 2013, 7:PM - Speech and book signing, South Suburban Civil War Roundtable, Ed & Joe’s Pizza, 17332 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois.

December 28, 2012, 4:30 PM Ford's Theatre, 511 10th Street, NW, Washington D.C., Book talk and signing.

November 16 - 18, 2012, The Lincoln Forum Symposium, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; book signing (book signing at the Forum -Wyndham Hotel).

November 16, 2012, book signing, Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center book store, Wednesday, from 11:AM to 1:PM.

November 13, 2012, 12:PM to 1:PM, Speech and signing, Geneva History Center, Geneva Illinois.

October 9, 2012, Book discussion at Geneva, Illinois, Rotary Club.

September 25-27, 2012, Dan Van Haften presentation at the 2012 World Canals Conference, Yangzhou, China - “Abraham Lincoln’s Role in the Development of Canals and Waterways”.

September 5, 2012, 7:PM to 8:PM, Speech and book signing at Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, Illinois.

July 28, 2012, book signing, Salt Creek Civil War Roundtable booth, 10:AM - 4:PM.,  Sweet's Civil War Encampment, Lombard, Illinois.

June 2, 2012, book signing, Salt Creek Civil War Roundtable booth, 1:PM to 5:PM, Elk Grove Village Civil War Days, Elk Grove Village Historical Museum Grounds, 399 Beistefield Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

April 22, 2012, 2:PM - Speech and book signing at meeting of the Batavia Historical Society; Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia, Illinois.

March 16, 2012, 8:PM - Speech and book signing, Salt Creek Civil War Round Table, at Oak Trace in Downers Grove, Illinois.

March 15, 2012, 7:PM - Speech and book signing, DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton, Illinois.

February 20, 2012, 6:30 PM - Presidents' Day: Presentation and book signing, Des Moines, Iowa, Central Library, 1000 Grand; both authors will be present.

February 12, 2012, 2:PM  - Lincoln's Birthday: Speech and book signing, Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville, Illinois.

February 4, 2012, 9:AM to 6:PM, - Book Signing, Military History Fest VIII - The Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center, St. Charles, Illinois. Reenactors; entrance fee.

January 4, 2012, 12:PM to 1:PM -Speech and book signing, Geneva, Illinois,  Public Library "Book & Bag It Program".

December 1, 2011, 7:PM. Speech and book signingAmerican Scientific Affiliation, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

November 16 - 18, 2011, The Lincoln Forum Symposium, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; book signing (at the Forum -Wyndham Hotel).

November 16, 2011, book signing, Gettysburg National Park Visitors Center book store, Wednesday, from 11:AM to 1:PM.

October 24-November 28, 2011 - Dan teaches a six week Waubonsee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute class on Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason (see page 8).

October 23, 2011, 12:PM to 4:PM -book signing at Sweet's Civil War Encampment; Lombard, Illinois.

October 18, 2011, 7:PM. Civil War Round Table speech and book signing, Alsip, Illinois.

October 12, 2011, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM speech and book signing at Helen Plum Library (auditorium), Lombard, Illinois, Co-sponsored by the Lombard Historical Society, commemorating Civil War anniversary.

October 11, 2011 7:PM speech and book signing at Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Iowa, meeting of the Des Moines County Historical Society; open to the public.

October 2, 2011, Sunday, 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, Chicago WGN Radio 720, "The Sunday Papers", book discussion with Rick Kogan. Click for Recording of complete interview.

August 25, 2011 -   Graham's 318 Open Mic, Geneva, Illinois - Gettysburg Address and poetry. Dan was one of several different presenters.

May 21 and 22, 2011, book signing at the Naper Settlement, Civil War Days, Naperville, Illinois.

April 30, 2011, 4:PM, Borders, Oak Brook, Illinois, Discussion and book signing.



April 21, 2011, Books Between Bites -Batavia Public Library, Batavia, Illinois, speech and book signing.



April 13, 2011 Black Hawk County Bar Association, Waterloo, Iowa; comparative ethics presentation relating to technology and Lincoln.

April 9, 2011, Borders, Orland Park, Illinois, Book signing 2 PM - 4 PM.

April 8, 2011, WGN TV interview on mid-day news, Chicago.

April 1, 2011, WKAN radio, Kankakee, Illinois, interview (with Ron Jackson).

March 26, 2011, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland; presentation + questions, Abraham Lincoln Institute 14th Annual Symposium. David Hirsch (Introduced by Trevor Plante) Speech at National Archives II (video).


March 22, 2011, book discussion at Batavia, Illinois, Rotary Club.

March 4, 2011, book signing, Chicago Union League Club's Lincoln Inaugural Sesquicentennial celebration.

March 3, 2011, WBIG radio, Aurora, Illinois, interview.

March 2-April 6, 2011 - Dan Van Haften is guest speaker at six week Waubonsee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute class on Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason.

February 28, 2011, WGN radio Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg - discussion with Dan 11:PM to midnight.

February 18 - 20, 2011, Military History Fest, Wheeling, Illinois, book signing.

January 3, 2011, Brain Stormin' with Billy the Brain, KKZZ, Ventura, California.

December 2010, The Morning Bulletin with Tommy B., KBUL, Billings, Montana.

December 11, 2010, The Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, Illinois; 12:PM (noon) Virtual Book Signing. December 10 (Part 1) December 10 (Part 2) December 10 (Part 3) December 10 (Part 4) At 6:23 of Part 2: Dan Weinberg: “You’re finding Lincoln, then, as an exemplar of oratory, as a teaching tool. Is this a how to book?” David Hirsch: “It’s definitely a how to book, it's a detective story, but it has application, I think, to every human being, not only people who want to argue persuasively, but people who want, who need, and we all do, to detect when someone is cheating in their argument…”

November 16 - 18, 2010, The Lincoln Forum Symposium, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; book signing.