2011-09-28 / Community

Civil War collection on display Oct. 1 at Monticello library

A series of Civil War-related programs and events are planned at the Monticello Public Library in conjunction with a traveling exhibit at the library.

The exhibit tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War. It is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.

One of the special events at the library will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a demonstration of a Civil War encampment and the equipment used during that time period. Gary Brandt, one of the re-enactors, will be available to discuss the encampment.

Patricia and Charles Mount will be on the south lawn to share one of the largest collections of Civil War memorabilia.

The Mounts are Civil War re-enactors who travel around, discussing their collection.

Additional information for free programs and events in connection with the exhibit will be announced. For more information call the Monticello Public Library at 574- 583-2665 Ext. 307 or email adult@monticello.lib.in.us.

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will be on display at the library until Oct. 17.

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