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Contact: Barbara Justice, 301-662-3515
Monocacy National Battlefield hosts this special traveling exhibit: September 13 - October 8, 2011
One hundred and fifty years after his election as president, Abraham Lincoln's historical importance endures.More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American, yet our knowledge of our most famous president is dominated by a series of iconic images: the son of an illiterate farmer who taught himself to read; the savior of the Union; the Great Emancipator; the martyred leader.
Presenting Lincoln's own words in speeches, letters and proclamations, Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, invites visitors to look beyond the myth.As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War take this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the sixteenth president's life, accomplishments, and legacy.
This traveling exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.The Institute has also developed a limited number of free teacher's kits, Abraham Lincoln, People, Places, Politics: History in a Box.Teachers may request a kit by calling 301-662-3515.
This special exhibit will be at the Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, located on Maryland State Route 355, two miles south of Frederick, Maryland.The exhibit is free!