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Penn State Harrisburg Library (Middletown, PA) is hosting "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation," a traveling exhibit which illustrates Lincoln's gradual transformation from a cautious moderate to the "Great Emancipator" whose proclamation recast the Civil War's meaning and enabled thousands of African-Americans to fight for the Union. The display consists of reproductions of rare documents, photographs, and political memorabilia organized by The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Penn State Harrisburg is one of only 63 libraries in the United States selected to host this exhibit -- so this is a special opportunity for families, teachers, scholars, re-enactors, and Civil War buffs in South-Central Pennsylvania.
"Forever Free" will be open from November 4th to December 10th, 2010. The opening reception will be held in Penn State Harrisburg's Morrison Gallery on November 4th at 7:00 p.m.. Mr. James Getty, a highly respected historian and re-enactor, will bring the President to life with stories of Lincoln's personal and political career. On November 11th at 7:00 p.m., the campus will also host a research symposium with Dr. Charles Kupfer, Dr. David Witwer, and Dr. Frank Goodyear presenting their research on Lincoln.
If you need more information, please contact Dr. Greg Crawford, Library Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the exhibit web site: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/harrisburg/infosvs/publicity/foreverfree.html
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