Save the Date: National Lincoln Exhibit Coming to GCC
August 03, 2012
Batavia, New York - More than two hundred years after his birth, Abraham Lincoln remains a revered American leader, and a fascinating exhibit highlighting his heritage is coming to Genesee Community College in October 2012.
Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times explores Lincoln’s influence through an oversized panel display created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The free exhibit will be open for public viewing in the Alfred O’Connell Library on the GCC Batavia campus from October 1-28, 2012.
Using his personal journals, official documents and other printed materials, the exhibit delves into Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy. It traces the development of a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer from the Midwest who guides a bitterly divided nation through the crisis of slavery and into Civil War, and helps foster the healing of the union after the ceasefires. Along the way, he set an agenda for inclusive democracy that continues to reverberate across America today.
The exhibit is part of an on-going series of lectures and events sponsored by GCC to explore the Civil War and its enduring ramifications 150 years after the battles officially ended. Other events have included a lecture series, a weekend-long encampment, and a Victorian Yule Celebration. Other events are also planned throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.
The National Lincoln Exhibit has been traveling to select libraries and educational sites across the United States since 2009, and when it comes to GCC/Batavia, it will be the first showing at a community college in New York State.
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Other photographs and several posters from the Civil War Era are available by contacting Donna Rae Sutherland, GCC’s Marketing Communications associate director at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: email@example.com.