Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War - LSC-CyFair

Exhibition Dates: December 28, 2011 – February 17, 2012

View a video tour below of the "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" with curator Dr. Steve Frank, National Constitution Center's Chief Interpretive Officer.

Event Schedule:
  • Friday, December 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body - lecture and discussion
    Alex Smith, Professor of History, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)

  • Wednesday, January 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke - book discussion
    Anthony McMillan, Reference Librarian, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 215)

  • Wednesday, January 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Abraham Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation - lecture and discussion
    Caleb McDaniel, Assistant Professor of History, Rice University (LRNC 131)

  • Wednesday, January 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick - Tween Book Club discussion for ages 10-12
    Registration required - contact the Kids Corner reference desk in person through January 13.
    Cindy Hoffart-Watson, Children's Assistant, LSC-CyFair (Kids Corner Event Room - LRNC 133)

  • Friday, January 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Why Lincoln Matters - lecture and discussion
    Sanford Levinson, Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law (LRNC 131)

  • Wednesday, January 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington D.C. - lecture and discussion
    *Kenneth J. Winkle, Sorensen Professor of American History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; author of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln, The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War, and The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio (Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre)

  • Thursday, January 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Lincoln Word Journal - craft for ages 4 and up
    Tickets are given out one hour in advance at the Kids Corner Reference Desk.
    Tammy Vasek and Cindy Hoffart-Watson, Children's Assistants, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 132)

  • Tuesday, January 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Lincoln Tells a Joke - lecture and book signing 
    Children's author, Kathleen Krull discusses her award-winning children’s biography (Center for the Arts-Recital Hall-ARTS 102)

  • Wednesday, February 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - History of Juneteenth Celebration and Houston Emancipation Park - lecture and discussion
    Dorris Ellis, President, Friends of Emancipation Park (LRNC 131)

  • Friday, February 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lincoln, First Imperial President? - lecture and discussion
    Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (Center for the Arts-Recital Hall-ARTS 102)

  • Monday, February 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - African-American Writers: Readings on Freedom - lecture and discussion
    Larry Norris, Professor of Radiologic Technology, LSC-CyFair
    Anthony McMillan, Reference Librarian, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)

  • Tuesday, February 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lincoln’s Dilemma: Civil Liberties and Constitutional Crisis - lecture and discussion
    Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law (LRNC 131)

  • Wednesday, February 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. - Civil War Motion Picture Screening - film viewing and discussion
    Robert Gould Shaw leads the Civil War's first all African-American volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union Army and the Confederates.
    Larry Norris, Professor of Radiologic Technology, LSC-CyFair
    Anthony McMillan, Reference Librarian, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)

  • Thursday, February 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m. - In Defense of My Native State: Why Texans Fought in the Civil War - lecture and discussion
    Charles Grear, Assistant Professor of History, Prairie View A&M University (LRNC 131)

  • Sunday, February 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Happy Birthday, Mr. President! Coffee and Cake with President Lincoln
    Bring a camera to capture a memory with Mr. Lincoln. (Library Exhibit Area)

  • Monday, February 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body - lecture and discussion
    Alex Smith, Professor of History, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)
    Mary Todd Lincoln:  America's Most Controversial First Lady - lecture and discussion 
    Heidi Jo Green, Professor of Political Science, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)

  • Wednesday, February 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve Been Thinkin’ - lecture and discussion
    Thomas Kelly, Professor of History, LSC-CyFair (LRNC 131)

Ongoing Activities and Displays:
  • January 21-February 4 - Picture Yourself with the President
    How do you measure up against Mr. Lincoln? Find out! Take a photo standing next to the President and see how your height compares with his. (LRNC 132)
  • January 21-February 21 - Civil War Spy Dolls
    The Tween Book Club will be displaying their creative examples of these dolls that carried hidden supplies inside during the war. (1st floor display case near the Kids Corner)

Additional Resources:


Acknowledgements


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.

*The LSC-CyFair Branch Library extends its thanks to Professor Esther Robinson and the LSC-CyFair History Department for securing Dr. Kenneth Winkle as keynote presenter.

Additional program funding has been generously provided by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.


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