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University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Chelsea Dinsmore (Project Director: February 2009 to February 2022)

Small Grants to Libraries: Lincoln, Constitution and Civil War
Public Programs

$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 12/31/2013

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

The public programs planned for complementing the traveling Lincoln exhibition include: * Three outreach lectures at venues throughout Gainesville * A Civil War reenactment on the grounds surrounding the Libraries * An opening exhibition event and lecture by Dr. David Colburn at the Smathers Libraries * A session on using government documents for historical research at Smathers Libraries or a partnering site, presented by government documents librarian, Chelsea Dinsmore The three scholars identified below will present four lectures inspired by the themes developed in the Lincoln exhibition at selected locations in Gainesville, such as the Alachua County Library System Headquarters; the Thomas Center, a beautifully restored Mediterranean-Revival style hotel considered to be Gainesville's cultural center; and the Thelma Bolten Community Center, an established meeting place frequented by African-American community members, as well as the Smathers Libraries.