On Exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” opens February 12

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will host the national traveling panel exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times.” Opening on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, the exhibit will be on display through March 7.

The exhibit traces Lincoln’s path from a man of his times—humbly born, self-taught, and hardworking—to the president who with virtually no administrative experience succeeded in guiding a divided nation through the crises of secession and Civil War. It was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. The exhibit and its programs, which are free and open to the public, have been made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Carroll EMC Foundation.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” will include two programs on Lincoln’s life and legacy. On Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Kenneth Noe will present, “Lincoln: The War President Revisited.” Noe, who is Draughon Professor of History at Auburn University, has authored or edited seven books on the Civil War era.

On Thursday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Keith Bohannon and Dr. Keith Hebert will engage in a conversation – and a dialogue with the audience – on the theme of “Lincoln: The Road to Emancipation.” Dr. Bohannon, UWG Associate Professor of History, is a specialist on the military and political history of the Civil War era. Dr. Hebert, UWG Assistant Professor of History, specializes in civilian life in north Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.

Both programs will be presented in Ingram Library with special public parking provided in the Townsend Center gated lot, beginning one hour prior to each program.

For further information on Abraham Lincoln, please see http://libguides.westga.edu/lincoln.

Parking on the UWG campus is unrestricted on Saturdays and Sundays (other than handicapped, reserved, yellow curb, and red curb spaces). For further information, visit http://www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Image courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Collection.

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