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ALBC Exhibit - With Malice Toward None


"With Malice Toward None:  The Abraham

Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit"

Exhibition Opening

The Library of Congress national Lincoln Bicentennial exhibition opened to the public with a congressional ribbon-cutting and public viewing on February 12, 2009. The exhibit charts Lincoln's growth from prairie lawyer to preeminent statesman and addresses the monumental issues he faced including slavery and race, dissolution of the Union and the Civil War. ALBC Co-chair Sen. Richard Durbin described it as the "centerpiece of the national celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial." 

Featuring numerous photographs, letters, speeches, campaign artifacts and other rarely seen treasures from the Library's collections, the exhibit highlights "Lincoln the Man" and "Lincoln the Politician" and features an online educational outreach presentation designed for teachers and students.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and acknowledged the exhibit as the first opportunity in 50 years for people to see the rare materials from the world's largest Lincoln collection at the Library of Congress.

"With Malice Towards None" is a traveling exhibition. Exhibit dates and locations are listed below. Visit the Library of Congress for more information. 

  • June 22–August 22, 2009
    The California Museum
    Sacramento, CA
    (916) 653-7524
  • October 10–December 19, 2009
    Newberry Library
    Chicago, IL
    (312) 943-9090
  • February 22–April 22, 2010
    Indiana State Museum
    Indianapolis, IN
    (317) 234-1022
  • September 4–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


Photos from Feb. 12, 2009 >>> 


Lincoln's Bicentennial in the Nation’s Capital

In addition to Lincoln Commission events, numerous museums and cultural organizations in the Washington area offered exhibits, lectures, concerts, and other tributes to Lincoln throughout the Bicentennial year.  Highlights included: