Suffolk University’s Abraham Lincoln Exhibit Big Hit on Campus

A traveling exhibition will be hosted by Suffolk University for Abraham Lincoln from the 27th of August to the 29th of September. The exhibition will be called A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is organizing it. Admission to the exhibit is free, and will be opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day within the Adams Gallery, located in David J. Sargent Hall, 120 Tremond St., Boston.

The Pieces Included in the Exhibition

One of the items that will be included in the exhibit is a photograph taken of Abraham Lincoln when he was 51 years old, dated November 8th, 1863, which was snapped just 11 days before he delivered the Gettysburg Address. A picture of a beardless Lincoln from June 1860 is also included in the collection; this particular photograph was taken by Alexander Hesler.

Another piece that is going to be exhibited is a letter from Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, in which he informs Grant of his faith that the Union would be victorious and the war would come to an end. The letter is dated July 4th, 1863.

A broadside which called African American men to enlist in the army for three years with the words, “Men of Color, to Arms! To Arms!” is yet another piece in the collection. The poster is dated back to 1863, Philadelphia.

Getting in Touch with American History

Those that would like to look through these pieces of American history might be interested in visiting the traveling museum, especially those with a particular interest in the civil war. Whether you are an avid history buff or simply interested in viewing these one-of-a-kind artifacts, it is most certainly worth paying the traveling museum at Suffolk University a visit.