Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Online Site Support Notebook

Welcome to the Online Site Support Notebook for Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation. This section is only for use by libraries hosting the exhibit. Here you will find information needed for planning programs, publicity, and hosting the exhibit.

Some of the links on this page are to Microsoft Word documents. If you have Word on your computer, you will be able to read, print and edit these documents. If you do not have Word, you can view the documents by downloading the Microsoft Word viewer. You will then be able to view (but not change) these documents

General Information

Tour One Exhibition Itinerary (September 2003 - November 2006)
Tour Two Exhibition Itinerary (September 2006 - October 2011)
Electronic Discussion List
Security and Insurance Information
Involving Legislators
Americans with Disabilities Act


Brochure (PDF)
Poster (PDF)
Exhibition Credits and Sponsor Information
Publicity Approval
Web Sites at Host Libraries
Publicity Images, Captions and Credits
Decorative elements from Forever Free logo (#1) (EPS)
Decorative elements from Forever Free logo (#2) (EPS)
Smaller Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission logo (GIF)
Guidelines for Use of Publicity Images
Sample Calendar Listing/Media Alert (Word)
Sample Letter to Community Groups (Word)
Sample News Release (Word)
Sample PSAs (Word)
Basic Promotion Guide


Overview of Exhibition Themes
Programming Ideas for Adults and Young Adults
Programming Ideas for Younger Audiences/Schools
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Programs, FAQs, and Timeline
Funding Sources
Humanities Council Grants for Programming


Exhibition Support Materials
Tour One Project Directors
Background Essay by Curator John Rhodehamel
Remarks by President George W. Bush about Slavery
"Confronting Slavery" article (PDF)
Speakers for Programs
Books and Articles for Adult Readers
Books for Younger Readers
Related Web Sites
Web Sites with Curriculum Materials
Web Sites at Host Libraries
Films and Videos
Exhibition Text (Word)

Exhibition Logistics

Exhibition Shipping and Receiving Information
Condition/Damage Report (Word)
Condition/Damage Report (PDF)
Exhibition Panel Lay-outs (JPG)
Forever Free Tour 2 Exhibit Installation Guide (PDF)

Library Final Report Forms

Final Report for Exhibition (PDF)
Final Report for Exhibition (Word)
Final Report for NEH Grant Expenditure (PDF)
Final Report for NEH Grant Expenditure (Word)