EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville has been selected to host the national traveling exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which opened Feb. 6 and runs through March 21 in the University Libraries.
The traveling 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. It will be open during University Libraries hours, which vary throughout the semester and are posted online at www.evansville.edu/libraries. Admission is free and open to the public.
“We are delighted to have been selected as a site for this exhibition,” said William Louden, University librarian. “As a new president, Abraham Lincoln was faced with enormous challenges. This exhibition shows how Lincoln struggled with issues of secession, slavery, and civil liberties – all questions our country’s founding charter left unanswered. Most importantly, the exhibit helps visitors understand why Lincoln’s struggle with the Constitution still matters today.”
For more information, visit www.evansville.edu.