Lincoln - The Constitution and the Civil War
National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
Learn about Lincoln at
Homestead National Monument of America
Homestead National Monument of America would like to announce the opening of our newest exhibit titledLincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. This exhibit will open on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the monument’s Education Center and will be on display until September 27, 2013. There is no fee to enter the monument and no charge to view the exhibit.
Using the U. S. Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as President and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFridayand9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayandSunday. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttp://www.nps.gov/home/index.
Did You Know?
To "Prove up" a homestead, the owner was required to make improvements including building a home, breaking the soil, and planting a crop for 5 years.