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November 4, 2013

Faculty member brings lecture on Lincoln to Old Governor’s Mansion

MILLEDGEVILLE —

The Old Governor’s Mansion has featured a special exhibit on President Abraham Lincoln this month.

This discussion on his impact during the Civil War continues with Georgia College faculty member Dr. Rachel Shelden.

The assistant professor of history will present a lecture that focuses on Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

“There are a number of reasons why Lincoln was an important president in American history,” said Shelden. “His fame and impact came, in part, from the misfortune of presiding during the country’s darkest hour - the Civil War. The fact that he was assassinated just days after the war ended and he took a second oath of office has catapulted his fame as well.”

The exhibit “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War” offers a new perspective on the president that explores his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. It also looks at how he used the Constitution to confront three major crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.

Sponsored by the National Constitution Center, the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit will be showcased at the Old Governor’s Mansion though  Nov. 15.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Admission for the exhibit is $10 for adults, $7 senior citizens and $2 students.

For more information, call 478-445-4545.           

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