Celebrate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in Fairfield

September 7, 2012 by  

The Fairfield Museum and History Center will start presenting the exhibit ‘Promise of Freedom’ this month, and it will continue until February next year.

The exhibit will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. It will feature a copy of the proclamation and the 13th amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln, various artifacts, prints, political cartoons, and photographs. In addition, there will be guided tours, hands-on activities for grades 5 and up, and a Fall Educator Workshop, set to take place on October 3 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Educators attending the workshop will find out about the related programs available for the classroom, including kits and museum visits.

No doubt Fairfield printing companies will be providing the center with the necessary literature to be included in the classroom kits available for purchase by teachers. Kits contain a poster, teaching guides, reading lists, and other educational literature.

There will be a benefit gala on September 22 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Tickets are $125, $250, or $500 and include a cocktail buffet, entertainment, special guests, and a sneak preview of the exhibit, including the unveiling of the original document.

The exhibit will run from September 23 to February 24, 2013. The center is open daily and admission prices are $5, $3 for senior or free for children aged five and under. This is shaping up to be an excellent exhibit for the family. It will be a chance for them to experience some of the history they have only been taught in school and seeing the original documents in person will bring that history to life.