Jesse White announces new traveling Lincoln exhibition coming to the Illinois State Library
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" from October 4th through November 15th
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that a new traveling exhibition titled, "Lincoln: The Consitution and the Civil War" will be at the Illinois State Library in Springfield beginning October 4th, running through November 15th. The exhibition examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states , slavery and wartime civil liberties during the Civil War.
"We are delighted to have been selected as a site for this exhibition," said White. "As a new president, Abraham Lincoln was faced with enormous challenges. Most importantly, the exhibit helps visitors understand why Lincoln's struggle with the Constitution still matters today."
The exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln's first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.
The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition was developed by the National Constitution Center.
For more information regarding other events in connection with the exhibition, contact Joe Natale at
or visit http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/events/home.html.