Lincoln at 200 is a collaborative project of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Chicago History Museum, and the Newberry Library. This exhibition takes its organizing structure from Lincoln’s 1860 autobiography. Each section begins with a quotation from the autobiography and relates Lincoln’s own experiences to larger currents of American history and culture. It also examines how Lincoln’s career and legacy were defined by two issues in particular — westward expansion and the future of slavery in the United States.
Lincoln at 200 was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.