Featuring artifacts from public and private Lincolniana and American historical collections, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Ford’s Theatre, Louise Taper, Seth Kaller, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Zaricor Flag Collection, this exhibition will explore the life of Abraham Lincoln, commemorate the Civil War, and mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Signed into effect by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, this act proclaimed the freedom of all slaves in the United States. With a signed presidential copy of the Proclamation serving as the foundation, the remainder of this exhibition will address milestone events in the fascinating life of our nation’s 16th President. This exhibition will be broadly appealing to anyone interested in the life and times of one of our nation’s most celebrated and fascinating presidents.