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01.18.2011 / Do not miss out on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit at The Durham Museum

Where the Transcontinental Railroad began, will be the final stop for the national tour of With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition, now on display through March 20th at The Durham Museum. Originating at the Library of Congress, With Malice Toward None is a celebration of the 200th Birthday of Americas 16th President, giving visitors an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see treasures from the Librarys collection.

"The exhibit reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events."

The exhibit reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events. By placing Lincoln’s words in a historical context, the exhibition will give visitors a deeper understanding of how remarkable Lincoln’s decisions were for their time and why his words continue to resonate today.

With Malice Toward None draws upon the vast and varied collections of Lincoln materials in the Library and includes the bible used in Lincoln Inauguration, numerous letters penned to and from Lincoln, campaign and election ephemera, photographs, and political cartoons. The exhibition provides a window into the Lincoln presidency, his struggle to keep the Union intact, and his attempts to heal the nation’s wounds.

“The Durham Museum is honored to host With Malice Toward None, as President Lincoln had such a profound impact on the history and development of our region,” said Christi Janssen, The Durham Museum’s executive director.” “This beautiful exhibition will give visitors and our employees a unique opportunity to see rarely viewed artifacts and tell about a critical time in our nation’s history.”

The Durham Museum makes its home in Omaha’s art deco, historic Union Station, which was the passenger station for Union Pacific from 1931 to 1971. During the exhibition, The Durham Museum is extending its hours of operation and offering many special programs and lectures celebrating Lincoln’s remarkable life. On several weekends throughout the exhibition, special transportation will also be provided to take visitors to and from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, located in Council Bluffs, Ia.
Learn more about With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition at The Durham Museum’s Web site www.durhammuseum.org.

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