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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

January 29 - March 4

The traveling Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibition will be shown at the Terhune Gallery at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts from January 29 Ė March 4.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War 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.

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 (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincolnís first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.

Owens is sponsoring free programs and other events in connection with this exhibition. Watch for dates and times to be announced.

Accompanying Lincoln Lectures and Events

Opening Event

  • Greeting by Michael Sander, Chair of Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College
  • Dramatic Reading of Letters to and from Abraham Lincoln
  • Tour of Exhibit for Guests and Dignitaries
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
  • Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater
  • 7 p.m.

Lincoln Lecture 1

  • "Abraham Lincoln: His Rise to Greatness"
  • Gerald Bazer
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater
  • 1 p.m.

Mr. Bazer has delivered multiple presentations on the subject of the Presidency, First Ladies, and Abraham Lincoln, often under the sponsorship of the Ohio Humanities Councilís Speakers Bureau.

Lincoln Lecture 2

  • "Lincoln and the Limits of Constitutionality"
  • Steven L. Culbertson
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater
  • 1 p.m.

Dr. Culbertson has served as the Project Director for several NEH Landmarks of American History workshops for Community College Faculty and sits on the Board of Trustees of The Edison Birthplace Association. Currently, he is a Professor of Humanities at Owens Community College.

Lincoln Lecture 3

  • "Abraham Lincoln in Editorial Cartoons"
  • Thomas J. Culbertson
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater
  • 2 p.m.

Mr. Culbertson is Director Emeritus of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

In conjunction with this event, the Owens Concert Band will have a performance of songs written about Lincoln.

Student Art Show

April 10-May 8
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This juried exhibition showcases the best student work produced in the college's Visual Arts Classes.

Contact Us & Hours

For additional information, contact the Terhune Gallery at (567) 661-7081.

Monday · 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday · 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday · 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Gallery also may be opened by appointment. Call (567) 661-7081 to arrange a time.

Proposal Guidelines

View the Art Gallery Proposal Guidelines (pdf).

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