Join us at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, in McCormick Hall Room 101, for a lecture on the Civil War by James McPherson, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus. Professor McPherson’s lecture will be followed by a reception in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library.
The lecture is sponsored by The Friends of the Library in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Main Gallery, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox.” The exhibition is free and open to the public, and is on view from February 22 through August 4, 2013, weekdays from 9 am to 4:45 pm, and weekends from noon to 5 pm.
On Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 pm, Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, will present a lecture in McCormick Hall Room 101 to celebrate the official opening of the exhibition. This lecture is also sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be followed by a reception in the Main Gallery.
Treasures that will be on view in the Main Gallery specially for these events include Charles Mason’s and Jeremiah Dixon’s 1768 hand-drawn map, and souvenir copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln.
An accompanying online exhibition, featuring selected items on display, is available at http://rbsc.princeton.edu/republic.
For media coverage on “A Republic in the Wilderness,” see:
Princeton Packet: Historical treasures: Collection at PU Library.
Daily Princetonian: Wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassin discovered in Firestone, now on display.