Gallery exhibit to feature Lincoln

Opening event will be Feb. 21

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery will open Feb. 21 with an exhibit on President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. An opening event for the exhibit will be held at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson City gallery on Jefferson Street.

At the opening event, Justin Dyer with the University of Missouri will give a presentation on the constitutional issues Lincoln faced during his presidency. That evening, the gallery will be open from 6-9 p.m.

Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States in 1860. By the time he took the oath of office, seven states had already seceded from the Union. This exhibition vividly evokes Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history.

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is a traveling exhibition organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibit has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is located in the Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 101 Jefferson St. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum office at 751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com.

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