Join Us on March 5 for James McPherson’s Lecture on the Civil War for “A Republic in the Wilderness”

Alexander Gardner, Group of Pres. Lincoln, Gen. McClellan, and Suite. George McClellan Papers, Manuscripts Division.

Alexander Gardner, Group of Pres. Lincoln, Gen. McClellan, and Suite. George McClellan Papers, Manuscripts Division.

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.

Town Topics: Lincoln Assassination “Wanted Poster” Discovered at Princeton University Library.

Trenton Times: Exhibition at Princeton University Library Showcases American History from 1608 to 1865.

01. March 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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