Forever Free: Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation
2 January 2013 to 24 May 2013
this event is free
Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
In 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.