Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Online Site Support Notebook: Exhibition Support Materials

NOTE: Brochures and posters will be shipped eight weeks before the library's exhibition period, unless otherwise requested by libraries. Please use the materials request form distributed at the seminar to request materials or contact the Public Programs Administrative Assistant with questions (312-280-5045,

Web sites: The web site of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission describes Bicentennial activities and events. For other web sites about Lincoln and the Civil War, please see Web sites in the Resources section of this notebook.


A full color illustrated brochure will provide visitors to the exhibition with a summary of exhibition themes as well as a list of additional readings. Each library exhibition site may request up to 1,500 brochures.


Each host library will receive 25 copies of a special "Forever Free" exhibition poster.


Two large nylon banners displaying the exhibition logo will travel with each copy of the exhibition. Banners are 64' wide x 50" deep (horizontal design). They have 2 1/2" pole sleeves at the top and bottom for weighting and can be used inside or outside the library.

Exhibition Support Materials

Curriculum materials will be provided by The Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. They will be described at the seminar and distributed to libraries. Curriculum materials from the NEH-coordinated web site, "Edsitement," and other educational web sites may be found in the Resources section of this notebook under "Curriculum materials web sites."