October 28, 2008 (REVISED April 16, 2009) National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition Features Rare Treasures
Special Evening Public Opening 5-9 p.m. Feb. 12
Press Contact: Matt Raymond, (202) 707-0020
Contact: Fact sheet on Lincoln symposium, March 4 [PDF] | Extension of Closing Date, Public Hours
Website: Online preview of the exhibition | Press room of media resources on Lincoln exhibition
Companion Book: "In Lincoln's Hand"A companion volume, “In Lincoln’s Hand: His Original Manuscripts With Commentary by Distinguished Americans,” will feature original essays about the most important Lincoln documents, including the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, by people such as writers John Updike, E.L. Doctorow, and Walter Mosley; Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush; Lincoln and Civil War scholars Drew Gilpin Faust, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and James McPherson; and actors Liam Neeson and Sam Waterston. The book, published by the Library of Congress with Bantam Dell, goes on sale Jan. 27, 2009.
Lincoln Symposium, March 4An all-day Lincoln symposium March 4, 2009 (the 148th anniversary of Lincoln’s first inauguration), at the Library of Congress will feature six award-winning scholars: William Lee Miller, James M. McPherson, Douglas L. Wilson, Lucas Morel, Harold Holzer, and Elizabeth D. Leonard. (Download a PDF document on the Lincoln symposium.)
Teacher Institutes, February, March, AprilThe Library of Congress also will hold teacher institutes Feb. 27 and 28, March 3–5, March 27 and 28, and April 6–8 to equip educators from across the country to teach about Abraham Lincoln through the use of primary and Web-based materials. Participants will develop strategies and curriculum materials they can use in their school districts, schools and classrooms.
Traveling Exhibition Through 2011After the exhibit closes in Washington, it will travel to The California Museum in Sacramento, Calif. (spring/summer 2009); the Newberry Library in Chicago (fall 2009); the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis (winter/spring 2010); the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta (fall 2010); and the Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Neb. (winter 2011). ### Union Pacific is proud to sponsor "With Malice Toward None" as part of our ongoing celebration of Abraham Lincoln, who set the Transcontinental Railroad in motion and brought our railroad to life. Learn more at upcelebrateslincoln.com. Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. It is home to the collections of 23 U.S. presidents and some of the most extensive collections of Lincolniana in the world. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its Web site at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a new, personalized Web site at myLOC.gov.