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Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War   Tags: civil war, harrisburg, lincoln  

A traveling exhibit in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, hosted by McCormick Library (Harrisburg campus), February 6 to March 21, 2014.
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Exhibit Hours

Regular hours:

Mon - Thur

8:00AM - 8:30PM


8:00AM - 4:00PM


10:30AM - 3:30PM


1:30PM - 5:30PM

The exhibit is free and open to the public.


Visit The Exhibit

McCormick Library (Harrisburg Campus)

One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Directions to Campus Location - Google Maps

Visitors park in the student lots. The closest lot to the library is E2. Visitors do not need a pass or sticker to park.


Call us at (717) 780-2460

Text us at 717-745-5255

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Local Support

  • This initiative was generously funded by the HACC Foundation.
  • Several events for this exhibit are programs of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning.

Exhibit Summary

President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln’s decisions about these three intertwined crises of war reinvented the Constitution and the promise of American life.

The exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. Visitors are encouraged to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality.

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.


Exhibit Walkthrough

Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, takes you through the exhibit and explains its themes.


Made Possible By

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

National Endowment for the Humanities      National Constitution Center  American Library Association

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Marietta Carr
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Judi Ungar
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Laura Wukovitz
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Kathleen M. Monti, MLIS
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office: L115
phone: 717 780 2460 (ask for Kathleen M.)
availability: Monday 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
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