President Lincoln’s Cottage is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a variety of programs, including:
–The Emancipation at 150: The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation, an anthology of the latest research on the Emancipation Proclamation, featuring the work of a dozen Lincoln scholars and government officials
–special Emancipation-themed tours of the Cottage, the very site of the document’s development offered every Tuesday and Saturday
-the first public display of an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln, on view in the Visitor Education Center through the end of April 2013
–Freedom’s Eve, a New Year’s Eve party honoring the tradition of Watch Night
-a panel discussion on the Emancipation Proclamation at the Cottage on January 3, 2013
This original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Lincoln, is on display in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Courtesy: Seth Kaller, Inc.