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Start Date: 7/18/2009
End Date: 8/13/2009

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E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Abraham Lincoln, Self-Made in America

A traveling exhibit from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America, examines Lincoln's life from his beginnings in the crudest of circumstances to his ascension to the presidency and his assassination. The exhibit covers Lincoln's childhood, his self-education, his careers, his family life, the 1860 presidential election, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and other important periods and events in his life. The reproduction artifacts on display are all modeled from originals in the Presidential Library and Museum. The Wisconsin Historical Museum has complemented the show with its own Lincoln artifacts. On Saturdays, see colorful characters from Wisconsin's civil war past roaming the gallery.

Add'l Contact Info: 608-264-6555

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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