Upcoming Events » Opening Reception for Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation

May 15, 2010 10:00 am
May 15, 2010 4:00 pm
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA
Susan Fougstedt

Come to Pollard Memorial Library for the opening of  Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation.  Each panel of the exhibit contains reproductions of rare historical documents, period photographs, and illustrative material, such as engravings, lithographs, cartoons, and political ephemera.  The sections of the exhibition focus on young Lincoln’s America, the House dividing, war for the Union, the Emancipation Proclamation, the role of black soldiers in the Civil War, and the final months of the Civil War and Lincoln’s life.  Forever Free will be at the Pollard Memorial Library from May 15 to June 25, 2010.

11AM “President Lincoln” will honor the first victims of the Civil War by laying a wreath at the Ladd and Whitney Monument on Merrimack Street.

Noon Visit the Community Room on the Ground floor of the library and sample desserts from recipes that date back to the Civil War time period:  Apple Crisp, Apple Slump, Jenny Lind’s Pudding, and Ginger Cakes.  There may even be some hardtack to chew on!

2PM “President Lincoln” will be talking on Emancipation in Memorial Hall, located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Throughout the day, Lincoln will meet and greet the public.  Bring your camera!

Lincoln for the Ages – Phillip Chetwynd has been a devoted scholar of Lincoln studying the character, philosophy, and common sense of this simple country lawyer who became the definitive leader of our nation.  He began re-enacting in 1976 and has been portraying Lincoln since 1988.  He brings to his presentation a strong, convincing sense of Lincoln in the first person.

Organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, NYC, in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA), this traveling exhibition is made possible through major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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