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"Lincoln's Balloon Spies" by Terry Lowe

  • Civil War Veterans Museum 910 1st Corso Nebraska City, NE, 68410 United States (map)

Terry Lowe will be presenting about his great-great-grandfather's brother, Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who was appointed by President Lincoln as the Chief Aeronaut of the Balloon Corps during the Civil War. Two large exhibits of Mr. Lowe's artifacts will be on display all weekend.

Mr. Lowe is a technologist by profession with over 45 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. He currently serves in the capacity of a Senior Project Manager at the State of Nebraska within the Office of the CIO. Prior to this engagement he was the City of Lincoln Nebraska's Information Services Coordinator responsible for all Software Development, R & D, and Internet eGov initiatives. He was the architect and manager of InterLinc, the City of Lincoln's official website which earned the distinction of being #1 website in the nation by the Center of Digital Government. During that same time frame Mr. Lowe was also awarded the prestigious Laureate Gold Medal from the Computerworld Honors Program for his pioneering work on mobile wireless software applications. His interest in American history primarily centers on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Mr. Lowe currently serves on the Mayor's Abraham Lincoln Celebration Committee which organizes the annual events that focus on the City's name sake. Mr. Lowe has a keen interest in genealogy, and is the self-declared local "Lowe Family' genealogist. Mr. Lowe's Gr-Gr-Grandfather, Pembroke Charles Somerset Lowe is the younger brother of Civil War balloonist Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. (Terry simply refers to him as Uncle Thad) .

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