By Erin Carlson Mast
Today is your last chance to see the inaugural special exhibit, In Pursuit of Emancipation: Documenting Lincoln’s Decision to Proclaim Freedom, at President Lincoln’s Cottage. The exhibit closes its doors today at 5:30pm after a 3 month run. The exhibit was featured in pre-opening events and was opened to the public as part of the Grand Opening Ceremony on February 18th.
This exhibition features over a dozen manuscripts and artifacts on loan from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The Massachusetts Historical Society, and The National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution. Highlights include the pen Lincoln used to sign the Proclamation, a rare autographed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, and one of 13 souvenir copies of the 13th Amendment, signed by Lincoln.
Notable visitors to the exhibit include the First Lady of South Korea, and Congressman Roy Blunt, the House Whip.
For information on how to visit, please see our website: www.lincolncottage.org