Atlanta History Center honored to be only stop in the South for Lincoln exhibit

08/23/2010  | 
teaching through travel

This fall, Lincoln makes a stop in Atlanta with the nationally touring exhibition, With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition. On display at the Atlanta History Center from September 4 – November 7, 2010, the exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of our nation’s most revered presidents.  

See Lincoln up close and personal like never before. This exhibition is making its only stop in the South at the History Center and features the largest and best collection of Lincoln artifacts you’ll ever see in one place.  These are truly national treasures, most from the Library of Congress collection, and many exhibited for the first time.

Highlighted items within the exhibition include the actual Bible upon which both Lincoln and President Barack Obama swore the oath of office as President of the United States; Lincoln’s Farewell Address, penciled as he boarded the train in Springfield, Illinois, en route to Washington, D.C.; the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation that Lincoln presented to his full cabinet on July 22, 1862; and more. 

If you want to know what really made Lincoln tick, look at the stuff he had in his pockets the night he was assassinated:  spectacles, a watch fob, a pocket knife, and, from his leather wallet, a five dollar Confederate bill.  This is the actual stuff of history.  And it’s not just artifacts.  Its videos, photographs, interactive computer stations, and some really cool multimedia programs – there’s nothing boring about this exhibit. 

For educators and students alike, this may be the must see exhibition of the school year. The Atlanta History Center invites your class to learn all about Lincoln in another dimension beyond text books and classroom with the following program offerings:

Guided School Tours: With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

September 7 - November 5, 2010

Monday – Friday

9:30 -11 am; 11 am -12:30 pm

Geared to students of all ages, each tour includes a guided exploration of the exhibit and a hands-on activity that reflects the Georgia Performance Standards.  Admission is $8 per student; one adult is admitted free for every 10 students.

For more information or to reserve space, call 404.814.4110, or email [email protected].

Evening for Educators

Thursday, September 9, 2010

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Teachers take a tour of the exhibit and meet the museum’s education staff, and learn about a variety of school tours.

A host bar and light refreshments are part of this fun evening. Admission is free for all teachers with current school ID, and one guest; guest must be 21 or older to attend this program.

For more information or to reserve your space, call 404.814.4110.

Homeschool Day: Lincoln’s Life

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

1:00 - 4:00 pm

The first program in this two part series will explore Lincoln’s early life and career, his rise to the presidency, and the war that tore our nation in two.

Admission to Homeschool Days, including sales tax, is $7.50 for nonmembers; $5.50 for children of members; and free for adult members. Discounted rates are available for groups with ten or more children. For more information, or to make group reservations, please call 404.814.4018, email [email protected], or visit

Special School Program: From Prairie to President: Abraham Lincoln

Friday, October 1, 2010

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s early days on the Prairie, how he became the President, and how his life tragically ended while he was President. Students explore the Civil War and Lincoln’s life through the History Center’s award-winning permanent exhibition, Turning Point: The American Civil War, and the temporary exhibit, With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition. History comes to life as students encounter costumed interpreters portraying soldier and civilian life, live performances, and other hands-on activities.

Admission is $10 per student; one adult is admitted free for every 5 students. For more information or to reserve your space, call 404.814.4110 or email [email protected].

Homeschool Day: Lincoln’s Legacy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

1:00 - 4:00 pm

The second program in this two part series will examine the immense impact of Lincoln’s presidency as he led our nation out of slavery and set the stage for Civil Rights in the 20th Century.

For more information, or to make group reservations, please call 404.814.4018, email [email protected], or visit

Learn more about With Malice Toward None and the accompanying Atlanta History Center educational programs at

Year round, the Atlanta History Center offers enriching school tours and activities. Book your class field trip to the Atlanta History Center and enjoy fun of historic proportions! The Atlanta History Center is home to one of the Southeast’s largest history museums  with award-winning exhibitions such as Turning Point: The American Civil War; two historic houses including Swan House and Tullie Smith farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; historic gardens; and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center is located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead; the History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located at their midtown campus.

For more information, visit

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