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Exhibit on freedom on view at Mabee Farm

Alexander Gardner’s “Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 8 November 1863.” Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. (photo courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
Alexander Gardner’s “Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 8 November 1863.” Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. (photo courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
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Coming up with a succinct and satisfactory definition of freedom wasn’t easy, according to Susan Saidenberg, but putting together a traveling exhibit on the subject by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was about as much fun as a museum curator can have.

“This has been our most popular traveling exhibit, and it was absolutely great fun to work on,” said Saidenberg, director of public programs and exhibitions at the institute in New ...

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