WBR Museum exhibit on Lincoln runs through June 1

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Museum’s newest traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War examines how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War - the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. 

The exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. 

The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It will be at the museum through June 1.

For more information call 225-336-2422 ext. 15 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. The museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.