Upcoming Bicentennial Events
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial National Teach-In: Linking students across the country to examine and reflect on Lincoln's legacy
Joint Meeting of Congress: A Congressional Tribute in Statuary Hall
Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Ceremony
Exhibition Opening and Reception: Lincoln, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (now through May 2009)
Addtional programs are being planned throughout the nation. They include town hall meetings on equality, opportunity and race (2009), the premiere of a documentary of Lincoln sculptures, complementary exhibits on Lincoln and Juarez, and a poetry evening in Washington sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The U.S. Mint will release four new penny designs and a commemorative Bicentennial coin. The U.S. Postal Service is expected to issue commemorative Bicentennial stamps. States and local communities across the nation will plan celebrations to mark the occasion.
To keep up to date, please visit the ALBC web site at www.abrahamlincoln200.org or call 202-707-6998 for more information.
Note: Events in BOLD are ALBC National Signature Events
Did You Know?
Lincoln was the first president to give national status to Thanksgiving Day. His last proclamation, October 20, 1864, appointed and set “apart the last Thursday of November...to be observed by all…as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe.”