Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Main Library, Darragh Center

Witness History: Lincoln Cabinet Meeting Re-Enactment

Witness a mini-cabinet meeting as four speakers give voice to the views of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, and Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase. This meeting, which occurred around July 22, 1862, when Lincoln presented his proposal for the Emancipation Proclamation, will highlight the progress of the Civil War, diplomatic issues with other nations, and domestic matters such as the state of the California gold fields and the continuing westward settlement going on despite the war. This snap-shot of history will offer insights into the tensions and dynamics of the Lincoln administration at this very significant moment in American history.

This is the kick-off event for the upcoming exhibit

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010-Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Arkansas Studies Institute, Main Gallery

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Exhibit admission is free.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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