Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War

Lincoln was a controversial president. His struggle to save the Union transformed the Constitution and created the nation we are today. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. It is available for viewing during regular hours at Headquarters Library: Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Also, enjoy "An Evening with Abraham Lincoln" on Wednesday, August 5, 7 p.m., also at Headquarters Library.  Noted Lincoln reenactor Lew Welge will perform and speak in character as Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War , a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will be on display at the Headquarters Library July 8 through August 21. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

For more information about this exhibit or program, please call 352-334-3939 during library hours.

 

Walkthrough of the "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" with curator Dr. Steve Frank

Posted by PatG on July 20, 2015