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ALBC Exhibit – With Malice Toward None
“With Malice Toward None:  The Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit”
Exhibition Opening

The Library of Congress national Lincoln Bicentennial exhibition opened to the public with a congressional ribbon-cutting and public viewing on February 12, 2009. The exhibit charts Lincoln’s growth from prairie lawyer to preeminent statesman and addresses the monumental issues he faced including slavery and race, dissolution of the Union and the Civil War. ALBC Co-chair Sen. Richard Durbin described it as the “centerpiece of the national celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial.”

Featuring numerous photographs, letters, speeches, campaign artifacts and other rarely seen treasures from the Library’s collections, the exhibit highlights “Lincoln the Man” and “Lincoln the Politician” and features an online educational outreach presentation designed for teachers and students.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and acknowledged the exhibit as the first opportunity in 50 years for people to see the rare materials from the world’s largest Lincoln collection at the Library of Congress.

“With Malice Towards None” is a traveling exhibition. Exhibit dates and locations are listed below. Visit the Library of Congress for more information.

June 22–August 22, 2009
The California Museum
Sacramento, CA
(916) 653-7524
October 10–December 19, 2009
Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
(312) 943-9090
February 22–April 22, 2010
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 234-1022
September 4–November 6, 2010
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA
(404) 814-4000
January 8, 2011–March 5, 2011
Durham Western Heritage Museum
Omaha, NE
(402) 444-5071

Lincoln’s Bicentennial in the Nation’s Capital

In addition to Lincoln Commission events, numerous museums and cultural organizations in the Washington area offered exhibits, lectures, concerts, and other tributes to Lincoln throughout the Bicentennial year.  Highlights included:

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life exhibit at the National Museum of American History.
One Life: The Mask of Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
My Abraham Lincoln exhibit  at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Bicentennial Banquet, hosted by the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia at the historic Willard Hotel. Speakers included Sen. George McGovern and author Craig Symonds, winner of the 2009 Lincoln Prize.
Abraham Lincoln 2009: Wisdom for Today at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Washington National Cathedral evensong worship service in honor of the Bicentennial.
Cultural Tourism DC and Destination DC, ALBC’s chief partners in the nation’s capital, developed a Web site dedicated to promoting Washington, DC’s local efforts celebrating Lincoln’s Bicentennial.