[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] ALA: Apply by January 30 to host "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Nov 19 06:46:32 PST 2008


Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Chapter Councilor

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Subject: 	[alacro-l] ALA: Apply by January 30 to host "Lincoln: The 
Constitution and the Civil War"
Date: 	Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:34:09 -0500
From: 	Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Reply-To: 	alacro-l at ala.org
To: 	<alacro-l at ala.org>

*Apply by January 30 to host "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"*


The ALA Public Programs Office is happy to announce its collaboration 
with the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia on  a new 
traveling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War." One 
copy of the exhibition will travel to public, academic and special 
libraries from mid-2009 through 2011. The traveling exhibition and tour 
are funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities (NEH) to the National Constitution Center. 


 "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" offers a fresh and 
innovative perspective on Abraham Lincoln that focuses on his struggle 
to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. 
The exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront 
three intertwined crises of the war---the secession of Southern states, 
slavery and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition 
with a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil 
War as the nation's gravest constitutional crisis.


Librarians applying to host "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil 
War" in their public, academic or special library must register their 
institution at Grants.gov.  Prospective applicants are advised to 
register with Grants.gov as soon as possible, as the process can take up 
to two weeks to complete.  *The application and guidelines for "Lincoln: 
The Constitution and the Civil War" and complete instructions for 
registering and applying through Grants.gov may be found at 
http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SGL_Lincoln.html.*  Online applications 
must be completed through Grants.gov by January 30, 2009.  Applications 
may not be submitted through ALA.


Successful applicants will host the 1,000 square foot exhibit for six 
weeks and receive a $2,500 grant from NEH for attendance at an exhibit 
planning workshop and other exhibit-related expenses.   Participating 
libraries are expected to present at least two free public programs 
featuring a lecture or discussion by a qualified scholar on exhibition 
themes.  All showings of the exhibition must be free and open to the 


For more information about "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil 
War," visit www.ala.org/publicprograms 
<http://www.ala.org/publicprograms>. With questions, please contact the 
ALA Public Programs Office, publicprograms at ala.org 
<mailto:publicprograms at ala.org>.

ALA Public Programs Office
www.ala.org/publicprograms <http://www.ala.org/publicprograms>
publicprograms at ala.org <mailto:publicprograms at ala.org>


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