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Rockford library reveals real stories of Lincoln, slavery, Civil War

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Posted May 09, 2008 @ 08:51 AM

Abraham Lincoln, the president who gave our state its nickname, is honored but also humanized in an exhibit on display at the Rockford Public Library.

For all its huge graphics, extensive timelines, historic re-enactments and

If you go
What: “Experience Civil War Camp Life By the Rock River!”
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: The river esplanade by the Rockford Public Library main branch, 215 N. Wyman St. A Saturday Spectacular, “Life During the Civil War,” offers stories and activities for children from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the library’s Little Theatre.
Cost: Free; no registration required.
Information: 815-965-7606
accompanying programs, “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” shows Lincoln to be a man, not just a larger-than-life hero.

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