Schedule of Programs
The exhibit Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation will be on display at the New York State Library between September 3, 2010 and October 14, 2010. During that time, the Library will also offer a variety of free presentations and events related to the exhibit. Please join us for one or more of these events!
|September 3||Friday||9 a.m.||7th floor, Library||Exhibit Opens|
|September 5||Sunday||2 - 6:30 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||Civil War/John Brown
|September 6||Monday||Library closed for Labor Day|
|September 8||Wednesday||10:30 - 11:30 a.m.||Librarians Room, 7th floor||Reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit|
|September 8||Wednesday||12:15 - 1:15 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||NYS in the Civil War - A program presented by Bob Mulligan.|
|September 14||Tuesday||7-8 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||
Panel Discussion - Historical perspectives on Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Panelists: Allen Ballard (University at Albany), Amy Murrell Taylor (University at Albany) and Bruce Eelman (Siena College)
Moderator: Assemblymember Jack McEneny
|September 19||Sunday||10 a.m. -
|Huxley Theater, Museum||
Note: The Proclamation will be on display until 5, but if lines are long, they will be cut off earlier.
|September 23||Thursday||12:15 - 1:15 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War - a program presented by Scott Christianson.|
|September 29||Wednesday||12:15-1:15 p.m.||Librarians Room, 7th floor, Library||Black Soldiers in the Civil War and Genealogical Records - a program presented by Harry B. Matthews|
|October 2||Saturday||1:00 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||Civil War Records at the New York State Library and New York State Archives|
|October 7||Thursday||12:15 - 1:15 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||Father Abraham's Boys: When We Sent Our Children to War - a program presented by Michael Aikey|
|October 10||Sunday||12 - 4:30 p.m.||Huxley Theater, Museum||Movie screening:
|October 11||Monday||Library closed for Columbus Day|
|October 14||Thursday||5 p.m.||7th floor, Library||Exhibit closes|
All programs are FREE. Programs will be held in the Huxley Theater in the State Museum, which is on the 1st floor of the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY unless otherwise indicated.
Reasonable Accommodation: Please let us know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least three business days prior to the program date by calling Sheldon Wein or Mary Beth Bobish at 518-474-2274.
More information: For more information about these classes, contact Sheldon Wein or Mary Beth Bobish at NYSLTRN@mail.nysed.gov, or call at 518-474-2274.
Evaluation Form: For people who have attended a program and would like to complete the evaluation online.
"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation" has been organized by the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This exhibition was made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.