Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

A Traveling Exhibition
Location: UR Downtown, Oct. 9-Nov. 13
Events

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition, examines how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three crises of the Civil War─the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties─and explores his struggle to resolve basic questions that divided Americans at a perilous moment in the nation's history. The exhibition includes 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 documents are supplemented by letters, photographs and images from Civil War soldiers and their families. 

The exhibition is based upon an original interactive exhibit developed by the National Constitution Center. It is free and open to the public. Group tours are available.

Lincoln Exhibit

Photos: ©2009 Alusiv, Inc.

       



The Exhibition

The traveling exhibit opens Oct. 9, 2013, at UR Downtown. It runs through Nov. 13.

Gallery Hours: Mon., Wed., Friday 3 - 5 p.m. and by appointment by calling (804) 955-4010. Extended hours, 12:30 - 5 p.m.  on Wed., Oct. 9, Friday, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, and on Wed., Nov. 13. Evening viewing during the Nov. 1 First Fridays from 5 - 7 p.m. Groups tours are available by calling (804) 955-4010.

Exhibition Brochure

Sponsors

This exhibition was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Local Sponsors

Jepson School of Leadership Studies
UR Downtown
Library of Virginia
University Museums, University of Richmond

The University gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:

Dr. Edward L. Ayers,
President, University of Richmond

Christy S. Coleman,
President, The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Michael D. Gorman,
Historian, National Park Service

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Julian Hayter,
Assistant Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Library of Virginia

Rita D. McClenny,
President and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation

University Museums, University of Richmond

UR Downtown

Faculty Advisors:

George R. Goethals, Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Gary L. McDowell, Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Questions?

Contact Shannon Best
(804) 287-6522
Email: sbest@richmond.edu