A traveling exhibit focused on President Abraham Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War is coming to the Kennewick branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries.
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War opens today at the branch library at 1620 S. Union St., a release said.
The event will kick off a month of events on Lincoln, the Civil War, constitutional issues and civil liberties.
The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.
It looks at the questions Lincoln faced when he took office and southern states began to secede, such as slavery and states rights.
The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 4.
The public opening ceremony is at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Other events tied to the exhibit include a lecture by Daniel Herman, a professor at Central Washington University, about Lincoln, confederate president Jefferson Davis and civil liberties during the war at the branch at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.
The Washington Civil War Association will conduct a reenactment at Columbia Park on Aug. 23-24.