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Tagged as: Clinton County, exhibits, Southwest Ohio, Wilmington (OH).
|January 9, 2012 9:00 am||to||February 17, 2012 4:00 pm|
Join the Quaker Heritage Center for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War, on display at the Quaker Heritage Center from January 9 – February 17, 2012.
Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States in 1860, at a time when the nation was falling apart. By the time he took the oath of office, seven states had already seceded from the Union. The exhibition vividly evokes Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?
The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
The Quaker Heritage Center is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. Please call (937)382-6661 ext. 718 for details, or visit http://www2.wilmington.edu/qhc.
Details: Open from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday and for groups by appointment, the Quaker Heritage Center is free and open to the public.
Sponsor: The Quaker Heritage Center, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association.
Location: The Quaker Heritage Center is located on the first floor of the Boyd Cultural Arts building of Wilmington College, at the corner of College and Douglas Streets in Wilmington, Ohio.