Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War On Display at the Central Library Starting November 9

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War On Display at the Central Library Starting November 9

p>Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a new exhibit focusing on President Abraham Lincoln's struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War, is on display starting Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The exhibit explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises - the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Exhibit creators hope visitors will leave with a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation's gravest constitutional crisis.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is presented by the American Library Association and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the National Constitution Center.

More information on Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War can be found on the America Library Association website.

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

Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.