"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War", a travelling exhibit, will be on display June 1, 2013 through July 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the Pemberton Headquarters, located at 1018 Crawford Street in downtown Vicksburg. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit shows how President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and constitutional vision steered the nation through its most turbulent years and into a future that forever changed America. The exhibition is organized into six main exhibit areas: “Secession Winter,” “Oath of Office,” “Crisis of Secession,” “Crisis of Slavery,” “Crisis of Civil Liberties,” and “Lincoln’s Legacy: The Gettysburg Address in His Time and Ours.”
Through the exhibition’s media and interactive elements, visitors can stand alongside Lincoln as he is sworn in as president, view Civil War military conflicts and Lincoln portraits through a replicated 1860s box camera, play a genuine 1862 board game called “The Secession Game,” use clues to solve an electronic jigsaw puzzle, experience a replicated jail cell for citizens arrested for dissent or disloyalty, and more!
The exhibit "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War " was developed by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and sponsored by American Library Association.