7/12/2012

Exhibition examines Lincoln's life and legacy

1855 Harris Kearney House Museum News Release


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National traveling exhibition goes beyond public images of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times, a national traveling exhibition that examines Abraham Lincoln's life, accomplishments and legacy, opens at the 1855 Harris Kearney House Museum on July 30, 2012, for four weeks. Organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, this free exhibition goes beyond the public images of Lincoln to focus on the evolution of his beliefs and his impact on the nation. The exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times, traces Lincoln's path from a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience to the president who guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession and Civil War. The exhibition shows how Lincoln transcended his age and left a constitutional legacy for all Americans.

The 1855 Harris Kearney House Museum will offer free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. E-mail or call for details, or visit the 1855 Harris Kearney House Museum.

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