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.
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.
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This exhibit and corresponding events are made possible with the support and assistance of these organizations. Please join us in thanking them!
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.