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Interest in Abraham Lincoln continues, and his legacy as president reverberates still. The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years underscores our nation's continuing discourse and reflection upon the president's actions and decisions and their continued impact on our society.

The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years will feature autographed manuscripts as well as significant historic artifacts relating to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The Bernard Hall, M.D., Abraham Lincoln Collection at the University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, Kan.) will be supplemented by papers in the Sir John Craig Manuscript Collection at the University of Saint Mary as well as by a private collection of presidential campaign memorabilia in the possession of a Saint Louis University benefactor.

The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years is presented by the Historic Samuel Cupples House and will be exhibited in the Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Click here for directions to the Aronson Gallery.The Samuel Cupples House of Saint Louis University is pleased to offer The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years in cooperation with the University of Saint Mary.

Related Event:

Camp Jackson Living History Encampment: September 1 - 3, 2006

During Labor Day weekend, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art and the historic Samuel Cupples House hosted a Camp Jackson reenactment. The encampment was located near the intersection of Grand and Lindell boulevards, the original site of the Camp Jackson encampment. The event was held in conjunction with the exhibition, "The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years," displayed at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The camp was the site of a weekend-long symposium that included a display of a pre-Civil War militia camp, along with authentic demonstrations of drill and Civil War-era equipment. Both sides of the Camp Jackson affair that took place on May 10, 1861 were represented - members of the Holmes Brigade portrayed the pro-Union home guard, while members of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi (AoTM) portrayed the First Regiment, Volunteer Militia, Company A, (The St. Louis Greys).