The National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition, “With Malice Toward None”, opens on February 12, 2009 at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and will be traveling to other cities in the United States. The exhibition is in celebration of the 200th birthday of Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America.
This major exhibition will open in Washington D.C. on February – May 9, 2009. After leaving Washington the exhibition will travel to five different cities in the U.S.
This exhibit is in celebration of Abrahams Lincoln’s 200th birthday. President Lincoln’s as a man who inspired many people, as he came from meager beginnings to the office of the Preside of the united States. Lincoln went on to lead the Union through the Civil War and to right the moral injustice of slavery in America.
“With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition” charts Lincoln’s growth from and prairie lawyer in the State of Illinois to one of the greatest presidents in United States history. Lincoln’s speeches, including the Gettysburg Address, still resonate today. Particular attention will be paid to his key presidential order, the Emancipation Proclamation.
The exhibition offers the public a chance to see treasures from the Library’s collections that are rarely seen by the public. The collection includes letters, political cartoons, photographs, period engravings, speeches and artifacts. Lincoln’s grammar book that he used to master English and the notes he prepared for his debates with Senator Stephen Douglas are among the rare artifacts in the exhibition.
Included in the exhibition is the Lincoln family Bible, a caned char from the Lincoln and Herndon Law Office with is on loan from the union Pacific Railroad Museum, photographs of the Lincoln family and the contents of Lincoln’s pockets when he was assassinated.
After leaving Washington D.C., the exhibition will be traveling to California, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia and Nebraska.
California Museum in Sacramento, California (spring/summer 2009)
Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois (fall 2009)
Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis (winter/spring 2010)
Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia (fall 2010)
Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska (winter 2011)
The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. is the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation. The collections of 23 U.S. Presidents are housed there. The Library of Congress holds some of the most extensive collections of Abraham Lincoln’s artifacts in the world.
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