ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809–1865)
APRIL 2009 — FEBRUARY 2010
An exhibition to celebrate the 200th birthday of the 16th President of the United States and his Massachusetts connections.
Since this year marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, we have put together an exhibit that highlights his roots in our own community, as well as the many ways his life affected people in Massachusetts.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the generosity of our colleagues at the Massachusetts Historical Society for providing copies of correspondence between Abraham Lincoln and Edward Everett of Boston regarding the Gettysburg Address, and Joe Comeau for lending us his book of Matthew Brady photographs.
A special thanks to Rick McClure of Rockland for making his collection of Lincoln material available to us, as well as for sharing his family’s Lincoln tale featured in The Dyer Discourse, Vol. 7 No. 1 – Spring 2009.