[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] Application deadline for "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" traveling exhibition is May 5]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Tue Apr 12 09:44:16 PDT 2011


Suzanne L. Sager

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Subject: 	[alacro-l] Application deadline for "Lincoln: The Constitution 
and the Civil War" traveling exhibition is May 5
Date: 	Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:40:01 -0400
From: 	Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
To: 	<alacro-l at ala.org>

The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National 
Constitution Center (NCC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities 
(NEH), is accepting online applications for a large-scale tour of the 
traveling exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” 
through May 5 at www.ala.org/civilwarprograms 
<http://www.ala.org/civilwarprograms>. Eligible institutions include but 
are not limited to public, research and special libraries; historical 
societies; museums; civic, community and heritage organizations; and 
institutes of higher learning. Funding for the exhibition and tour is 
provided by a major grant from NEH.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The 
Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative 
perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional 
crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies 
these crises—the secession of the Southern states, slavery and wartime 
civil liberties—and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political 
and constitutional challenges.

Two hundred sites will be selected to host the 1,000 square foot 
exhibition for a period of six weeks each from September 2011 through 
May 2015. Each site will receive a $750 grant to support expenses 
related to exhibition programming. Participating institutions 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 public.

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is supported by NEH’s We 
the People initiative, which aims to stimulate and enhance the teaching, 
study and understanding of American history and culture. For more 
information, including project guidelines, programming resources and the 
online application, visit www.ala.org/civilwarprograms 


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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Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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