Lincoln Exhibit Publicity

Press Release August 23, 2011 for 15th Street News

“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation,” a nationally traveling exhibition that focuses on Lincoln’s quest to restore a Union divided by Civil War, opens at the Rose State Learning Resources Center’s Second Floor on August 25 for six weeks. This free exhibition shows how Lincoln’s beliefs about freeing the slaves were transformed by war-time developments. The Opening Reception will be on Tuesday, August 30, at 2:30 pm. President Terry Britton will welcome everyone and encourage learners to explore the exhibit. H. G. Wells said that “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” We need to learn from history to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. Dr. Aaron Bachhofer will give a brief introduction to Abraham Lincoln and his times, "Emancipated Intellect: Abraham Lincoln and the Philosophical Machinations of Slavery."

Watch for other events. Faculty, staff, students, and the general public are welcome.

The exhibition was organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association. “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Please call 405-736-0259 for details or visit the LRC website—http://lrc.rose.edu.

Press Release August 19, 2011 for Marketing Department

“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation,” a nationally traveling exhibition that focuses on Lincoln’s quest to restore a Union divided by Civil War, opens at the Rose State Learning Resources Center’s Second Floor on August 25 for six weeks. This free exhibition shows how Lincoln’s beliefs about freeing the slaves were transformed by war-time developments. The Opening Reception will be on Tuesday, August 30, at 2:30 pm. President Terry Britton will welcome everyone and encourage learners to explore the exhibit. H. G. Wells said that “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” We need to learn from history to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. Dr. Aaron Bachhofer will give a brief introduction to Abraham Lincoln and his times, "Emancipated Intellect: Abraham Lincoln and the Philosophical Machinations of Slavery."

The Learning Resources Center is offering free programs and other events for the students, staff and the general public in connection with the exhibition. Other programs planned for September include: Mr. Alan Ball (on “Lincoln’s Changing Views of Slavery”) on Wednesday, September 7, at 3:30 pm in LRC110 and Prof. Michelle Brockmeier ("The Civil War and Its Effects on Women”) on Thursday, September 15, at 3:30 pm. Mr. Michael Lasser will be our guest speaker on Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 pm, in LRC109-110 on the “Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War.” Lasser has his M.A. degree from Brooklyn College. He is a guest lecturer around the country on popular music as social history. This program is funded by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For Banned Books Week, September 25-October 1, some books that were censored during Lincoln’s time will be highlighted at the Read-Out on Thursday, September 29, at 3:30 pm in front of the LRC.

The exhibition was organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association. “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Please call 405-736-0259 for details or visit the LRC website—http://lrc.rose.edu.  

Press Release August 11, 2011 for LRC Connections

Abraham Lincoln Exhibit

August 25-October 5, 2011

“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation,” a nationally traveling exhibition that focuses on Lincoln’s quest to restore a Union divided by Civil War, opens at the Rose State Learning Resources Center’s Second Floor on August 25 for six weeks. This free exhibition shows how Lincoln’s beliefs about freeing the slaves were transformed by war-time developments.

The Learning Resources Center is offering free programs and other events for the students, staff and the general public in connection with the exhibition. Opening Reception will be on Tuesday, August 30, at 2:30 pm. Dr. Aaron Bachhofer will give a brief introduction to Abraham Lincoln and his times. Other programs are planned for September featuring Mr. Alan Ball (on Lincoln’s struggle with slavery) and Prof. Michelle Brockmeier (on the effects of the Civil War on women). Mr. Michael Lasser will be our guest speaker on Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 pm, in LRC109-110 on the “Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War.” Lasser has his M.A. degree from Brooklyn College. He is a guest lecturer around the country on popular music as social history. This program is funded by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. For Banned Books Week, September 25-October 1, some books that were censored during Lincoln’s time will be highlighted.

The exhibition was organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association. “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Please call 405-736-0259 for details or visit the LRC website—http://lrc.rose.edu.  

 

Press Release - September 14, 2011 for general distribution

The Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln exhibit is continuing on display at the Rose State College Learning Resources Center's second floor. Michael Lasser will be speaking on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in LRC110 at 7:00 pm about “We are Coming, Father Abram”: Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War. His presentation is sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Michael Lasser will examine the popular songs during the Civil War—abolitionist songs, patriotic anthems, portrayals of men at war, even love songs—to help the audience understand the cultural values of the 1860s. He will interpret songs of the War and how these portrayed the America during the war years and President Abraham Lincoln.

Lasser’s presentation not only provides context to the exhibit and complements the rest of the programming, but it provides the context through a medium the audience can relate to, music. Lasser has 30 years of experience lecturing on popular music as social history at museums, universities, and arts centers bringing music to bear in ways that are illuminating.

Lasser’s presentation is in conjunction with the Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation exhibit now on display at the Rose State College Learning Resources Center. The exhibition was organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association. “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Please call 405-736-0259 for details or visit the LRC website—http://lrc.rose.edu.

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