Castine Exhibit Celebrates Revered President



CASTINE — This month, Castine is home to a traveling exhibit honoring one of the nation’s most revered presidents.

“Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” will be open free to the public daily through Nov. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Castine Historical Society.

Some of the items on display at this month’s Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Castine Historical Society.—LISA BURTON
Some of the items on display at this month’s Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Castine Historical Society.—LISA BURTON

The exhibit was organized in honor of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and features reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill.

Reproductions of such items as Lincoln’s famed stovepipe hat, which he used to store important papers, his favorite books and his son’s toy cannon offer a window into the life of a legend. As the exhibit’s title points out, Lincoln truly was a self-made man.

“Lincoln had less than one year of formal education so everything he learned, he learned on his own,” said Harry Kaiserian, chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration Committee.

The Lincoln Lineup

What: “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” exhibit

Where: Castine Historical Society, 17 School St.

When: 1-4 p.m. daily through Nov. 24. Or by appointment, call 326-9247.

 

What: “Women: The Civil War’s Forgotten Soldiers,” a talk by Colby College professor and author Elizabeth Leonard

Where: Mitchell Room, Castine Historical Society

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 22

 

What: “The Story of Abraham Lincoln.” Master storyteller Jim Weiss will transport his audience to Lincoln’s world.

When: Public performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Performances for school groups will be held Nov. 23 and 24.

Where: Parish Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church

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