Celebrating Lincoln; etched portrait of Lincoln
In recognition and celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln the Massachusetts Historical Society is hosting a public exhibition about Lincoln and Massachusetts, as well as online displays of manuscripts, artifacts, portraits, and sculpture drawn from the MHS collections.
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"With Hayseed in My Hair": Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts

This exhibition documents Lincoln's strong political and personal ties to Massachusetts. The exhibition will be open Monday-Saturday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, from 12 February through 30 April 2009.

detail of hand, from the MHS Lincoln statue

Browse online displays of selected artifacts

These including the pen Lincoln used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, a bronze cast of a study model for the Lincoln Memorial statue, and correspondence between Edward Everett and Abraham Lincoln about the Gettysburg Address.

MHS Lincoln table

MHS's "Lincoln" table

Read a recent newsletter story about MHS's "Lincoln" table. This iron table, made for President Lincoln, is currently on loan to the U. S. Capitol Visitor Center and was moved to Statuary Hall in the Capitol for President Barack Obama's Inaugural Luncheon.