The Library of Congress has a new exhibit featuring eighteen seldom-seen documents related to Abraham Lincoln. These are on loan from the Benjamin Shapell Family Manuscript Foundation. It's the first time that so much of its Lincoln collection has been publicly displayed in one place. "With Malice Toward None: The National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition" opened on February 12, 2009.
The News Tribune describes the exhibit as "a landmark exhibit of letters, photographs, documents, and artifacts." This includes two handwritten passages from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address delivered on March 4, 1865, one from the beginning of the address and the other from the end. The famous "with malice toward none" ending, of course, is the line from which the exhibit gets its name.
"With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition" runs through May 9, 2009, at the Library of Congress. This summer, it travels to just four cities across the U.S.
I'll be headed to Sacramento to see the exhibit at the California Museum (June 24 through August 22, 2009).
After leaving Sacramento, the exhibit will travel to: