Special Lincoln Exhibit on at TAMIU’s Killam Library
Posted: 4/14/11

Special Exhibit on Lincoln: The Constitution
and Civil War opening at TAMIU April 14

Lincoln adPresident Lincoln has made Laredo his home…till May 18.

A national traveling exhibition for libraries, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” opened April 14 at Texas A&M International University’s newly-expanded Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Colonnade. The exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, May 18.

Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It was developed by the National Constitution Center and is currently touring the United States. TAMIU is one of only 50 sites across the nation to host the exhibit.

The exhibit explores the struggle faced by President Lincoln to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War and reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality.

TAMIU, the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library and its Special Collections and Archives will host the exhibit. 

A dedicated website with information about the Exhibition is located at http://www.tamiu.edu/lincoln/

The site includes a image gallery, special events scheduled, tools for teachers and interactive opportunities.

TAMIU, the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library and its Special Collections and Archives are hosting the exhibit.

For more information, please contact Jeanette Hatcher, Reference/ Special Collections librarian at 326.2404, e-mail jhatcher@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 205B.

University information is also available on the University’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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