The Emancipation Proclamation

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October 16, 2013 through April 30, 2014

Every Wednesday-Saturday through April 2014, 12-5pm.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Heights

Tween, Teen, Adult

$10 adults; $6 students and seniors; free for children younger than 12

Event description: View Brooklyn Historical Society's rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and examine its dramatic and polemic impact on Americans at the height of the Civil War. The exhibit suggests ways that the document's social and political meaning has evolved in the 150 years since it was signed, and invites visitors to reflect on its legacy in the twenty-first century.

Address: 128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Phone: 718-222-4111


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