Atlanta History Center

With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition (Traveling)

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To commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Library of Congress and Riggs Ward Design created a traveling exhibition to reveal Lincoln: the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal and pivotal historic events. “With Malice Toward None, The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition,” opened in February 2009 and proceeded to travel to many other cities. An extensive collection of documents and books, broadsides and newspapers, prints and photographs, artifacts and maps chart Lincoln’s growth from prairie politician to preeminent statesmen. By highlighting the personal documents and historical writings of President Lincoln in a stunning display of over 200 items, it provided a window into the Lincoln presidency, his struggle to keep the Union intact, and his attempts to heal the nation’s wounds. Filmed commentaries from distinguished Americans appear throughout the exhibition, forging a personal connection to the documents Lincoln wrote. Interactive programs trace the president-elect’s celebratory rail trip from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington and the return of his funeral train to Springfield as the nation mourned.


Atlanta History Center


Atlanta, Georgia

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