Last weekend to see “Being Lincoln”

Being Lincoln, the current temporary exhibit in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center will close on October 2, 2011. Visitors to the exhibit over the past year have learned more about Lincoln’s iconic image and how it shaped the way we view him today. Being Lincoln explores the world of Lincoln presenters (those who dress up like Lincoln for public presentations) and asks visitors to determine what it means to really be like Lincoln, and not just look like Lincoln. Visitors gain insight into the lives of Lincoln presenters and can participate in an interactive program where they will have the opportunity to “Lincoln themselves.” This interactive component is available online at

Being Lincoln demonstrates that while Lincoln’s iconic image makes it easy enough to look like him, Lincoln’s character and ideals are at the heart of his enduring public appeal.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary exhibit before it closes! Open Mon-Sat 9:30am – 4:30pm and Sun 10:30am – 4:30pm.

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