MHS Calendar of Events

1 January 2013 this event is free

Forever Free: Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation - Open 1 January

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 1 January from 12 PM to 4 PM

Pen used to sign Emancipation ProclamationIn commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on 1 January 1863, this exhibition features the pen Abraham Lincoln used to sign the document. Visitors can learn how the MHS acquired this extraordinary pen as well as view paintings, broadsides, engravings, and manuscripts that tell the story of how Boston celebrated Emancipation.