Curated Groupings

Bondage to Freedom

The Struggle for the Abolition of American Slavery

Take a deeper look into the abolitionist movement. This exhibit features some of the most influential people and organizations whose fierce devotion ultimately led to the end of slavery in the United States.

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Robert Todd Lincoln

The Life and Accomplishments of Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Lincoln was more than just the son of Abraham Lincoln and saw a great deal of success in his life. Learn about it here.

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A Superb Affair

Social Life in the Lincoln White House

Explore the social events of the Lincoln presidency through pictures from inauguration ceremonies, Mary Lincoln's ball and other public receptions.

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A Civil War Soldier

John E. Wilkins of Vigo County, Indiana

Explore the life of a Civil War soldier from Indiana through diary entries, photographs, ribbons, and other items from the John E. Wilkins Collection.

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Deutsch-Amerikanisches Erbe

German-American Heritage

Following the start of the Civil War, numerous German-Americans joined the side of the Union. They rallied for a Union victory and railed against slavery. This grouping dives into the stories of a few key German Immigrants.

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The Booth Mummy

The Exciting Afterlife of the Supposed Lincoln Assassin

Discover the story of the "Booth" mummy that traveled the country through a selection of photographs and other documents.

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