Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

This exhibition traces Lincoln’s path from a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience, to the president who guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession and Civil War. We hope that presenting Lincoln’s own words in speeches, letters, and proclamations will encourage a deeper understanding of our 16th president’s life, accomplishments, and legacy.

Supplementary Materials

  • Site Support Notebook
  • Educator's Guide
  • Color brochures
  • Decoding Lincolns Legacy DVD, a production of the History Channel in cooperation with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Logistical Information

This traveling exhibition is composed of six freestanding sections. It will require a total of 60–70 running feet of display space. The loan period for this exhibition is four weeks. Sites are required to pay a flat fee of $1000, which covers shipping and administrative costs.



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