Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

This Event is Now Closed.

One hundred and fifty years ago, our nation was in the midst of a civil war. The issues leading up to that war - and the tragedy of the war itself – almost fractured our country. During that period, Abraham Lincoln was our president.

Today, scholars call him the "greatest president" in the history of our nation.

Join us in learning about this historic president, his impact on our Constitution, and the Civil War.

Lincoln Exhibit

Our Library has been selected as one of 200 hosts for this traveling national exhibit – here for six weeks!

With the election of Abraham Lincoln as the nation’s 16th president in 1860, America faced its greatest constitutional test. How could a country founded on the belief that "all men are created equal" continue to tolerate slavery in its Constitution? Visit the exhibit and learn more about the challenges faced by Lincoln and his struggles to save the Union.

Opening Ceremony
Friday, April 19, 2013
6:30 PM
Centerville Library

Exhibit Dates
April 20 - May 31, 2013
Centerville Library
Visit the exhibit any time during regular Library hours
Tuesday Night Scholar Series
April 23 through May 28, 2013
7 - 8:30 PM
Held at Hithergreen Center, 5900 Hithergreen Drive

Celebrate Addy & Friends
Monday, April 22, 2013
7 - 8 PM
Centerville Library
For kids in grades 3 - 5. Registration is required.

Civil War Days
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10 AM - 3 PM
Centerville Library Lawn
Bring the entire family!

After-Hours Underground Railroad Quest
Friday, May 10, 2013
7 - 9 PM
Centerville Library
For teens in grades 6 - 12. Registration is required.

Heads In Books - Kids Book Club
Thursday, May 23, 2013
7 - 8 PM
Centerville Library
For kids in grades 3-5
Read a fiction or non-fiction book about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, or the 1860’s time period.

Special Book Discussion
Thursday, May 30, 2013
7 PM
Community Room, Centerville Library
Featuring The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Learn More About Lincoln, the Constitution, Slavery and the Civil War
Local Partners
This exhibit and corresponding events are made possible with the support and assistance of these organizations. Please join us in thanking them!

National Funders