Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative Exhibit
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times and Self-Made in America
Port Allen, LA-More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American, yet public knowledge about our most famous president is dominated by a series of iconic images: the son of an illiterate frontier farmer who taught himself to read: the savior of the Union; the Great Emancipator; the martyred leader. Come visit the West Baton Rouge Museum and view two outstanding exhibits featuring history and information about Abraham Lincoln the nation’s 16th President. Each exhibit will open on August 15th, 2009.
Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times invites visitors to look beyond the myth. We hope presenting Lincoln’s own words in speeches, letter and proclamations, will encourage a deeper understanding of the nation’s 16th president’s life, accomplishments and legacy. This is a traveling exhibit organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is part of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibit will be on display until September 6, 2009.
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America is composed of seven learning stations and has been designed for public spaces, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural or educational institutions. These kiosks present a synopsis of Abraham Lincoln as a self-made man. Each kiosks contain several reproduction artifacts such as Presidential china from Lincoln’s era, a sample ballot from Lincoln’s 2nd run for the Presidency, This traveling exhibit is from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This exhibit will be on display until September 11, 2009.
For additional information you may contact Lauren Davis at 225-336-2422 ext 11.