Musselman Library celebrates the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth with a series of exhibits highlighting Lincoln, the Civil War, and 19th century life: enjoy a stunning display of Lincoln portraits, explore historic letters, pamphlets, speeches, and other documents, marvel over a unique collection of period surgical instruments, and delve into a display of military weaponry and artifacts.
Notes at Noon - "A Reading for Lincoln"
At the Majestic Theater: "A Reading for Lincoln"
Nineteenth Century Furniture: Collecting & Recreating
Delve into related GettDigital resources!
19th Century Medicine: Medical Enlightenment
The exhibit features the private collection of Ian Isherwood, Gettysburg College class of 2000. Isherwood joined us for a talk about 19th Century Medicine.
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Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Time
The Civil War Institute and Musselman Library will host an exhibit entitled "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times" in Musselman Library from October 17th - November 20th.
The exhibit explores the fundamental questions of Lincoln's life, including: how a self-educated lawyer with little administrative experience guided a divided nation through the crises of secession and Civil War. The exhibit is divided into six sections, beginning with Lincoln's early life and rise to the White House, and concluding with Abraham Lincoln's legacy and relevance today.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.