CIVIL WAR 150 NATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBITION

The Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission is pleased to share that the Rhode Island State House was one of 50 sites nationwide to host Civil War 150, a national traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with The Library of America. The Gilder Lehrman Institute developed the exhibition to mark the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The Civil War 150 is divided into five panels: The Nation Divides, 1861: The Union is Dissolved, This Cruel War, 1863: Turning Points, and The Price of Victory (1864–1865). Drawing from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, each section traces major events during the Civil War.

This exhibition was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is part of Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, a major three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is centered on the four-volume Library of America series "The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It".

For more details and a press release, click here. Photos from the opening of the exhibit and school visits are below.

 

 

Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

For more information, click here
or contact Fred Zilian (zilianf@aol.com).
For tickets, go to www.janepickens.com.

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