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.
About The 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.
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
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
For teens in grades 6 - 12. Registration is required.
Heads In Books - Kids Book Club
Thursday, May 23, 2013
7 - 8 PM
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
Community Room, Centerville Library
Featuring The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Learn About Lincoln, the Constitution, Slavery and the Civil War
- View photos and videos from the Lincoln Scholar Series and photos from the exhibit.
- Lincoln Research Guide - books, films, databases, and Web links
- Curious Kids - kids activities, books and more about Lincoln!
- Abe Lincoln: Easy Reads and Picture Books for the Youngest Kids
- Lincoln Extra Credit Worksheet - Some Social Studies teachers in grades 1 - 5 in the Centerville City School district have agreed to let you get extra credit by completing this worksheet. Check with your teacher to see if your class is participating. Good luck!
This exhibit and corresponding events are made possible with the support and assistance of these organizations. Please join us in thanking them!
- Hithergreen Center
- Wright State University Printing Services
- The Lincoln Society of Dayton
- Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society
- League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area
- The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center of Cincinnati
- Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibit 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. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center located in Philadelphia.