The New Milford Historical Society & Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln with a special program April 19 at 2 p.m.

Artist Wendy Allen will give a multi-media presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln," at the 6 Aspetuck Ave. museum.

Allen will express her thoughts on Lincoln, the American Civil War and the state of art today.

Art became Allen's passion in 1983 when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who then became the focus of her artwork.

In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen's career.

Her work has been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg and Norman Rockwell.

Allen divides her time between her home in New Milford and her studio/gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pa.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a talk explaining the museum's exhibit, "New Milford in the Civil War: 1860-1865," will be offered.

For more information, call 860-354-3069.