Lincoln exhibit coming to EMPL

educational program kicks off on Saturday


The East Meadow Public Library will soon host an educational exhibit called “Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War.” The program was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities. The traveling exhibit was organized by The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

The program’s opening day will kick off on Saturday, and will feature Civil War re-enactors from Co. K, 67th NYVI First Long Island. There will also be arts and crafts for kids throughout the day.

The schedule for opening day is as follows:

Saturday, May 31

  • 10 a.m.: Company K, 67th NYVI Long Island re-enactors all day
  • 11 a.m.: Emancipation Proclamation with James Coll
  • 11:15 a.m.: Children’s programs with Diane Fish
  • 12:30 p.m.: Draft Riots with Bud Livingston
  • 2 p.m.: Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century a play with David Houston
  • 3:30 p.m.: Songs of the Civil War with Randy Noojin

Other events    

  • Monday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m.: The Manor with the author, Mac Griswold
  • Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m.: Civil War Cooking: Yankee Bean Soup
  • Tuesday, June 10 at 12:30 p.m.: Little Known Facts About Abe Lincoln with Bud Livingston       
  • Saturday, June 14 Bus Trip: NYC’s Underground Railroad
  • Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.: Improvisations and Impressions of the Slave Songs with James Weidman
  • Monday, June 30 at 6 p.m.: “Birth of a Nation”  (1915) (Silent)   
    Monday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.: “Within Our Gates” (1920) (Silent)