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Program Archive

Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting

Traveling exhibit on display at the Belt Branch from April 10 to May 21, 2014. Made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting was organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site/Cedar Grove, Catskill, New York.

Thomas Cole and His Wilderness presented by Dr. Allison Sauls on April 10. Recording coming soon!

American Landscape Artists from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Dr. Stephanie Knappe on April 19. View a recording of the presentation

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Traveling exhibit on display at the Belt Branch from October 3 to November 15, 2013. Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, this exhibit was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is based on an exhibit of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

President Lincoln's Constitution: A Higher Law? presented by Judge Randall Jackson on October 3 Read a written transcript of the presentation

The End of Slavery on Missouri's Western Border presented by professor Diane Mutti Burke on October 10. View a recording of the presentation

President Lincoln and the Constitution presented by attorney Daniel Radke on October 17. View a recording of the presentation

The Centralia MO Massacre presented by local historian Joseph Houts Jr. November 2, 1pm View a recording of the presentation

President Lincoln's Changing Views on Slavery and Race Relations presented by professor Steven Greiert November 7, 7pm View a recording of the presentation

Lincoln & The Civil War daily blog

Lincoln and Civil War exhibit announcement

Lincoln special exhibit items