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National Exhibits Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln Bicentennial National Exhibits:

Below is a chronological list of national Lincoln exhibits.  Visit the calendar for more details on each exhibit.

 

February 12 - May 9, 2009
"With Malice Toward None:  The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit"
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
(202) 707-3610

  • June 22, 2009 – August 22, 2009
    The California Museum
    Sacramento, CA
    (916) 653-7524
  • October 10, 2009 – December 19, 2009
    Newberry Library
    Chicago, IL
    (312) 943-9090
  • February 22 2010 – April 22, 2010
    Indiana State Museum
    Indianapolis, IN
    (317) 234-1022
  • September 4, 2010 – November 6, 2010
    Atlanta History Center
    Atlanta, GA
    (404) 814-4000
  • January 8, 2011 – March 5, 2011
    Durham Western Heritage Museum
    Omaha, NE
    (402) 444-5071

 

Permanent Collection
"Lincoln’s Legacy"
Forbes House Museum
Milton, MA
(617) 696-1815

Permanent Collection
"Louis D. Carman Lincolniana Collection Exhibition"
Albert Pike Room/Library
The House of the Temple Library
The Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Washington, DC
202-232-3579

March 19, 2010 - April 16, 2010 
"Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" (traveling exhibit)
Albright Memorial Library
Scranton, PA
(570) 348-3000‎
 
February 12, 2010 - March 12, 2010
Gilder Lehrman Institute Exhibition "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times"
Rhode Island State House, Bell Room
Providence, RI
(401) 222-8661

February 1, 2010 - February 26, 2010
"Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and His Legacy"
C.W. Post’s B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
Long Island University
Brookville, NY
(516) 299-2334

Through January 18, 2010
"The Honor of Your Company is Requested: President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball"
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC
(202) 633-7970

**November 12, 2009 - January 8, 2010
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
New Bern-Craven County Public Library
Mineola, NY
(252) 638-7800

November 2, 2009 - December 11, 2009
"Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America" (traveling exhibit)
Pennsylvania Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 337-6608

October 20, 2009 - April 16, 2010
"The Lincoln Presidency: Last Full Measure of Devotion"
Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
(607) 255-3530

October 9, 2009 - March 25, 2010
"Lincoln and New York"
New York Historical Society
New York City, NY
(212) 873-3400

October 10, 2009 - April 12, 2010
"Abraham Lincoln Transformed"
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, IL
(312) 642-4600

October 10, 2009 - April 12, 2010
"Benito Juárez and the Making of Modern Mexico"
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, IL
(312) 642-4600

September 1, 2009 - July 11, 2010
"Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America Exhibit"
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 435-1074

**September 17, 2009 - October 30, 2009
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
UNC Park Memorial Library
Asheville, NC
(919) 843-8299

**July 23, 2009 - September 4, 2009
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
West Georgia Regional Library
Carrolton, GA
(770) 836-6711

June 5, 2009 - July 31, 2009 
"Portraying Lincoln:  Man of Many Faces" (traveling exhibition)
Madden Arts Center
Decatur, IL
(217) 423-3189‎

June 1, 2009 - June 27, 2009
"Lincoln, Gandhi, and King: Agents of Change"
International Lincoln Center - LSU
Shreveport, LA
(225) 344-3630

**May 28, 2009 - July 10, 2009
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
Athens-Clarke Co. Public Library
Athens, GA
(706) 613-3650

May 23, 2009 - October 12, 2009
“Lincoln Bicentennial at The Fells - Abraham Lincoln and John Hay Exhibit”
The Fells
Newbury, NH
(603) 763-4789

May 15, 2009 – May 17, 2009
"Lincoln’s Legacy at VA" (traveling exhibit)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dayton VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH
(937) 262-2165

**April 2, 2009 - May 15, 2009
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
Vermillion Parish Library
Abbeville, LA
(337) 893-2747

**April 1, 2009 - May 2009
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
Washington, DC Public Library
(202) 727-0321
 
March 13, 2009 - January 3, 2010
"BIG - Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives"
National Archives
Washington, DC
(202) 357-5061
 
March 6-8, 2009
"Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War Exhibition and Lecture"
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Washington, DC
(202) 633-5555
 
March 1, 2009 - TBD
“The American Paintings”
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
(202) 737-4215

February 19, 2009 - TBD
“Lincoln Exhibit”
Corcoran Gallery
Washington, DC
(202) 639-1700
 
February 14, 2009 - December 31, 2009
“Manhunt: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer”
Newseum
Washington, DC

Friday, February 13 - June 2009
“Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City“
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Washington, DC
(202) 789-0900

  • Sunday, June 9 - September 2009
    ”Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City”
    Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
    Washington, DC
    (202) 789-0900
  • Friday, September 11 - December 2009 
    ”Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City”
    Beth El Hebrew Congregation
    Alexandria, VA
    (703) 370-9400

February 13, 2009 - TBD
“Abraham Lincoln: The Final Casualty of the War”
The National Museum of Health and Medicine
Washington, DC
(202) 782-2200‎ 

February 12, 2009 - December 31, 2009
“My Abraham Lincoln”
President Lincoln's Cottage
Washington, DC
(202) 829-0436
 
February 12 - Spring 2009
"Rhode Island in the Time of Lincoln"
Woonsocket Museum of Work and Culture
Providence, RI
(401) 222-8661
 
February 12, 2009 - Ongoing
“From Postmaster to President: Celebrating Lincoln's 200th Birthday Through Stamps & Postal History”
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Washington, DC
(202) 633-5555
 
February 12 - 16, 2009
“Emancipation Proclamation - Featured Document Display”
East Rotunda Gallery - National Archives
Washington, DC
(202) 357-5061
 
February 12 - Permanent
"Through Lincoln's Eyes: Grant and Galena"
Galena History Museum
Galena, IL
(815) 777-9129
 
February 12, 2009
Lincoln and Russia Lecture/Exhibit
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
Washington, DC
(202) 243-3975

February 8- May 17, 2009
"The Lincoln Project", paintings by Don Pollack
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Springfield, IL
(217) 558-8844

February 3, 2009 - May 1, 2009 
"200 Years of Lincoln"
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 732-6200

February 1 - March 2009
"Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit"
Brown University's John Jay Library
Providence, RI
(401) 863-1515

February 2009 - December 2009
"Lincoln in New Hampshire Exhibit"
New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
(603) 228-6688

Through February 28, 2009
“Lincoln for all Ages"
Blair County Historical Society
Altoona, PA
(814) 942-3916

January 23, 2009 – March 8, 2009
"Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration Exhibit"
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando, FL
(407) 836-8595
 
January 16, 2009 - January 2011
“America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum”
National Museum of American History
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000

January 16, 2009 - January 2011
“Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life”
National Museum of American History
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000

January 10, 2009 - January 31, 2009
"Lincoln Art and Photography"
Strawn Art Gallery
Jacksonville, IL
(217) 243-9390

January 6, 2009 - February 27, 2009
“A House Divided:  The Legacy of Lincoln Exhibition”
Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall
Spokane, WA
(509) 326-3136

January 6, 2009 – Indefinitely
“Lincoln and the Quakers”- Online Exhibit - http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/exhibitions/lincoln/
Friends Historical Society and Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
(610) 328-8499

Online Exhibit
"Lincoln at 200" - Online Exhibit - http://lincolnat200.org/
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, IL

January 2009 - June 2009
“A 19th Century Moment in African American History Commemorating Abraham Lincoln”
The Crusor Family Historical Research Corporation (CFHRC)
Washington, DC
(202) 479-2732

Through January 19, 2009
"Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit"
Frazier International History Museum
Louisville, KY
(502) 753-5663

**November 28, 2008 - January 23, 2009
“Forever Free:  Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation”
Boyle County Public Library
Danville, KY
(859) 236-8466

November 7, 2008 - July 5, 2009
"One Life: The Mask of Lincoln"
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC
(202) 633-8300

November 1, 2008 - April 19, 2009
"Lincoln and Alexander: Martyrs to Freedom" (traveling exhibition)
American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Kansas City Union Station Museum
Kansas City, MO
(816) 460-2020

November 2008 - October 2010
“Abraham Lincoln Certified Plate Proofs”
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Washington, DC
(202) 633-5555

October 27, 2008 - January 19, 2009
"Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit"
Frazier International History Museum
Louisville, KY
(502) 753-5663

October 17, 2008 - January 11, 2009
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 333-7500

  • February 7 - May 3, 2009
    “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”
    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
    Atlanta, GA
    (404) 865-7100\
  • June 2009 – February 2010
    “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”
    Heinz History Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 454-6000 

July 12, 2008 - October 12, 2008
"Lincoln and Alexander: Martyrs to Freedom" (traveling exhibition)
American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Oshkosh Public Museum
Oshkosh, WI
(920) 236-5761

June 22, 2008 - December 31, 2008
"Torn Asunder and Reunited: The American Past and Lincoln"
Gettysburg College's Musselman Library
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 337-7045

May 16, 2008 - June 1, 2008
"Lincoln and Idaho Exhibit”
Idaho Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Nampa Civic Center
Nampa, ID
(208) 468-5500

February 12, 2008 - Permanent
"Lincoln & Farmington: An Enduring Relationship"
Farmington Historic Home
Louisville, KY
(502) 452-9920

December 12, 2007 - April 27, 2008
"A house Divided:  Lincoln in his own Words"
Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR
(503) 222-1741

Various Dates
Tour Mobile Bicentennial Exhibit
"Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made In America"
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM)
Springfield, Illinois
(217) 782-5764

Various Dates
"Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era" (traveling exhibit)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
(646) 366-9666

Various Dates
"Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America" (traveling exhibit)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
(646) 366-9666

 

Unknown Dates:

"Abraham Lincoln: The Image" (traveling exhibition)
The Lincoln Museum
Hodgenville, KY
(270) 358-3163

"Discovering Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" (traveling exhibition)
The Lincoln Museum
Hodgenville, KY
(270) 358-3163

 

**The “Forever Free:  Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” exhibit is a traveling exhibition.  Along with the seven listed above, the exhibit will make stops in 56 other cities.  A complete list of cities and more details on the exhibit can be found here.

#More information and resources from the Smithsonian Institution's Lincoln Bicentennial celebrations, click here

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