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Southeastern to host closing ceremony for Lincoln Exhibit

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Closing ceremonies for the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (March 24) on the third floor of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library.
     Keynote speaker at the event will be JoAnne Barry, a former archivist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who will address cultural life in Lincoln’s Washington, an examination of everyday life in the capital and the White House during the Civil War years.
     William Robison, head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science, will offer some remarks on the exhibit itself. In addition, winners of the high school essay contest will be announced.
     The ceremony is free and open to the public.
     The exhibit has been housed at the Southeastern library since mid-February.           Southeastern was one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the exhibit, which was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. Made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the exhibit is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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