The traveling exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” will open at the Natrona County Public Library, Friday, August 2 at 6 p.m. The opening reception will feature “Songs from a House Divided,” a musical presentation by Bill Rossiter. Explore the songs of the Civil War through musical snapshots reflecting the political, social, moral and ideological issues of the era.
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Following Rossiter’s performance, patrons will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, which will remain open for viewing during regular library hours throughout the month of August. Call 577-READ (7323) or visit www.natronacountylibrary.org for more information.
“Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.