Family Fun Day at Urbana

URBANA, Ohio (February 7, 2014) - Families can participate in a variety of activities on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, at the Abraham Lincoln: The Civil War and the Constitution exhibit from 2 – 4 pm at the Swedenborg Memorial Library, on the Urbana University campus, 579 College Way.  The exhibit and activities are free.


Students from Urbana University’s Student Education Association in cooperation with representatives from the Champaign County Library, Mechanicsburg Public Library and the St. Paris Public Library will be on hand to assist families with activities related to President Lincoln.  An actor in the character of Lincoln might make an appearance.  Children and parents will be able to ask Lincoln questions about his life.
In 1971, George Washington’s Birthday became a federal holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday in February.  Later, as states adopted the holiday, it became known as President’s Day to honor other Presidents in addition to Washington.
While at the library for Family Day, visitors can view the free national traveling exhibit that considers Lincoln’s interpretation and use of the Constitution during his time as President.  For details about other events associated with the free exhibit, see the website http://www.urbana.edu/resources/community/Lincoln2014.html.
 
The exhibit will be open in February Tuesday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm; Fridays 8 am – 4 pm; Saturdays 12 noon – 4 pm; and Sundays 7 pm – 10 pm.  If the University is closed due to severe weather, the exhibit will also be closed.  For up-to-date information about University closings, please call 937-484-1388 or visit the web site at www.urbana.edu .
 
Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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