Forever Free Opens at the State Library

There will be a reception this evening to celebrate the opening of Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation, a traveling exhibit at the State Library of Ohio.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
State Library of Ohio
274 East First Avenue, Columbus

There will also be materials on display from the collections of the following museums and libraries.

Delware County District Library
Kelton House Museum & Garden
Ohio Historical Society
The Ohio State University Historic Textiles and Costumes Collection
The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
Ohioana Library

“Buckeyes for Lincoln,” the exhibit from the Ohio Historical Society features materials illustrating President Lincoln’s strong political ties to Ohio. In 1860 Ohio was one of the most populated, economically powerful, and politically influential states in the nation. Ohio’s political and military support was key to Abraham Lincoln’s election and his ability to wage war. Ohioans held positions in Lincoln’s cabinet and served as his top general.

The exhibit will be on display at the State Library of Ohio from March 7 – April 15, 2011, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information about the exhibit and supplemental programs is available online and in a downloadable brochure.

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