Traveling Lincoln exhibition to visit Cy-Fair
A traveling exhibit about Abraham Lincoln will be on view from Dec. 28 through Feb. 17 at the Lone Star College-Cy-Fair Branch Library, located at 9191 Baker Cypress.
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” examines the crises of secession, slavery and civil liberties that Lincoln encountered during the Civil War as well as Lincoln’s use of the Constitution to transform the meaning of freedom in America, according to a press release.
The library will host several programs coinciding with the exhibit. On Jan. 25, Kenneth J. Winkle, Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present a lecture, “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington D.C.” Winkle is the author of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln, The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War and The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio.
A family-friendly “Lincoln Tells a Joke" book discussion and book signing with children’s author Kathleen Krull will take place on Jan. 31. The library will celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with a program titled “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” on Feb. 12. Coffee and cake will be served and Honest Abe will pose for photos.
Lectures by community guests will begin with “Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincolns Body” with professors from area colleges on Dec. 30. A discussion of Breena Clarke’s book, Stand the Storm will be held on Jan. 11. Other lecture topics include “Abraham Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation” on Jan. 18 and “Why Lincoln Matters” on Jan.20.
For more information, call 281-290-5276 or visit www.lonestar.edu/library/lincoln.
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