Abraham Lincoln's Legacy On Display At Providence Public Library

Dec 2, 2013

The Providence Public Library has opened a new exhibit on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.  The exhibit is a traveling one that has been making its way around the country for the past couple of years.

Providence Public Library
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The traveling Lincoln exhibit is a series of panels that encircle the reference room at the Providence Public Library.  Library spokeswoman Tonia Mason said the focus is on the constitutional challenges Lincoln faced as he took office in 1860.

"There aren’t any actual physical items. The information follows all these themes on these large panels. The exhibit will be in our first floor reference room which we’ve recently renovated and opened up. It’s a nice open space. People will be able to walk through the exhibit and really get a good feel for the all the aspects of that time," said Mason.

Lincoln scholar and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Frank Williams will kick off the exhibit Monday with a lecture on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.

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