ABERDEEN, S.D. – The opening reception of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” was held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Northern State University’s Beulah Williams Library.
The traveling exhibition, which will be on display at the library until Nov. 8, examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War: the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
At the reception, the string section of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony played selections from the Civil War time period, and refreshments were served.
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. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.