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The Emancipation Proclamation: Voices to Freedom

A rare opportunity to see an original 1864 printed Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln. An inkwell and photographs of the Lincoln family will also be on view. Visitors will hear the voices and shared stories of African Americans’ continued efforts for freedom and equality in the Voices of a City: Greensboro North Carolina exhibition.

The Lincoln documents and objects are on loan and are part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at the Indiana State Museum. The collection was given to the State of Indiana by the Lincoln Financial Foundation in 2008. The Indiana State Museum is home to the historic objects and art while books, documents, photographs and periodicals are curated at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

Free admission; museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 2 – 5.

This exhibition project made possible by Lincoln Financial Foundation, City of Greensboro, Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc., and John Floy Wicker Endowment