Mar 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

indiana-state-museum Indiana State Museum

“Influencing Lincoln” Member Preview

Join us for this members-only preview of our newest experience, Influencing Lincoln, The Pursuit of Black Freedom. Discover how the 19th-century Black community — connected through church, business, family, military, education and politics — fought for full citizenship and helped shift President Lincoln’s attitudes (and actions) regarding freedom. With priceless artifacts and a trove of historic documents (like the *Emancipation Proclamation!), you’ll experience another side of the story that led to the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. Don’t miss this powerful exhibit shedding new light on the struggle for Black freedom during and after the Civil War and see how the Black community helped pave their own path to freedom.

*On display March 17 – April 16; June 14 – July 2; Juneteenth (June 17); Sept. 20 – Oct. 29


This event is free for members.

Persistence and Power exhibit, Harper's Weekly - Effects of the Proclamation