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Walnut Creek Library Plans Lincoln-Civil War Exhibit

Start date is Dec. 12, 2012, for national display, the result of a competitive bid.

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation has won a competitive bid to host a traveling exhibition next year called "Lincoln, the Constitution and Civil War."

The exhibit will run from Dec. 12, 2012, to Feb. 8, 2013 — the 150th anniversary of many events of the Civil War. It will be preceded by scheduled discussions of Lincoln and Civil War history, foundation leader Jim Moore told the Walnut Creek City Council last month.

Walnut Creek is the only Bay Area library that will host the exhibit.

Three kiosks will have information about Lincoln-Civil War themes: "Divided," "Dissent" and "Bound" (the latter theme pertains to slavery), said Kristin Anderson, executive director of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.

The exhibition is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was assembled by the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center.

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