Released February 13, 2017

Angel Mounds to host traveling Lincoln exhibition


Contact: Elizabeth Bostelman, 812.853.3956, [email protected]

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, on view now through April 16, 2017, at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville, Ind. The exhibition will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“We are excited to share this exhibition with the people of Southwest Indiana, detailing the life of a local boy who made it big,” said Mike Linderman, Angel Mounds State Historic Site manager.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the questions that divided America at its most perilous moment: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of separate, sovereign states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?

Lincoln’s decisions about these three intertwined wartime crises reinvented the Constitution and the promise of American life. Visitors to the exhibition will develop a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

The exhibition is organized into five main exhibit areas: oath of office, divided, bound, dissent and endures.

To date, the exhibition has traveled to nearly 200 venues across the country.

The exhibition is included with site admission and is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Angel Mounds Site Manager Mike Linderman at 812.853.3956 or [email protected].

The traveling panel show of Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War was developed by the National Constitution Center in collaboration with the American Library Association, and was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Angel Mounds State Historic Site is located in southern Indiana in Evansville. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Angel Mounds was a thriving ancient metropolis for Mississippian Indians more than 500 years ago. Today, it is an important site for excavation and research on one of Indiana’s native cultures. For more information, call 812.853.3956 or visit