The New York State Museum has organized an exhibition to mark the sesquicentennial of the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It will be on display on October 27 & 28 at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue. The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation offers an unprecedented display of the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln’s handwriting and it includes historical background and interpretation of the document. Call (585) 697-1944.
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