Thursday, May 1, 2014

Final week--Lincoln Exhibit closes May 9th

This is the final week for the Lincoln exhibit at the Princeville Heritage Musuem. Be sure to stop by before the exhibit closes! In addition to the national traveling exhibit, there are also displays about local history designed by the Museum. Regular exhibit hours through May 9th are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-2pm; Tuesdays from 2pm-8pm; and Thursdays from 2pm-6pm. The exhibit is closed on Sundays. The final opportunity to visit the exhibit will be at the Community Coffee on Wednesday, May 15th from 8-10:30am.  After that, the exhibit will be dismantled and shipped off to the next location.

The Princeville Heritage Museum in conjunction with the Lillie M. Evans Library has been hosting the exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War since April 7, 2014. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is a traveling exhibition for libraries and was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. A short video walkthrough (10:25 min.) with Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, is available online at:

The Museum is located 325 N Ostrom Avenue in Princeville, IL—a half mile from the LME Library in the Ostrom subdivision. The 30,000 sq ft handicap-accessible facility features agriculture antiques, area artifacts, genealogy research, and more. The Akron Townhouse School, a one-room school, is located on the Museum grounds. For more information and for booking group or class visits, please call the Museum (309) 385-1916.