Sunday, February 7, 2010

Abraham Lincoln: Self-made in America

An Exhibition at the Ontario County Historical Museum

February 12 – March 11, 2010

A rare traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln
 Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, will be in Canandaigua, NY,
 February 12 – March 11, 2010. The exhibit will be presented in only 40 locations during a 
nationwide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and is free of charge.
 The Ontario County Historical Museum is the only venue in Western New York chosen 
for display. The Ontario County Historical Society, the exhibit’s host will also offer a 
number of Lincoln and Civil War related events starting February 13. Please join us in a 
celebration of the life and times of our 16th president.

The reproduction artifacts on display, all
 modeled from originals in the Presidential Library and Museum, include: Lincoln’s 
favorite books; his son Tad’s toy cannon; the nameplate from his Springfield home; his 
stovepipe hat, which he used like a briefcase to hold important papers; a Presidential 
campaign banner; an axe that Lincoln used to chop wood; the bloody gloves found in 
Lincoln’s pocket the night of his assassination; and many other unique and interesting

A companion exhibit, Self Made in Western New York, presenting the success stories of 19th 
century personalities from the region will also be open at the museum during the Lincoln exhibit.

55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-4975

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