Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

An exhibit encouraging visitors to look beyond the myth to develop a deeper understanding of America’s 16th president through his own words.
Monday, January 4, 2010
9:00am @ Central Library

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times—an exhibit tracing the life of America's 16th president from his days as a self-educated lawyer with virtually no administrative experience through his ascent to the White House—will be on display January 4 – January 28 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American, yet public knowledge about the man who was arguably our most famous president is dominated by a series of iconic images: the son of a frontier farmer who taught himself to read, the savior of the Union, the Great Emancipator, and the martyred leader.

The exhibit invites visitor's to look beyond the myth and develop a deeper understanding of Lincoln through his own words. Among the images featured in the exhibit are some of Lincoln's greatest speeches, letters, and proclamations—including the Emancipation Proclamation—written in his own hand.

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Funding for the traveling exhibition was made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission to the exhibit is free. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.