President Abraham Lincoln
Today in 1863, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which, when ratified in 1865, officially outlawed slavery in the United States and all of its territories.
While many historians concur the bombardment on Fort Sumter triggered the start of the Civil War, there is a document President Abraham Lincoln signed just days after the event that is actually considered the legal launch of the bloody conflict between the states.
The Road Show is a free, state-wide exhibit about Pennsylvania during the Civil War. It is based in a 53-foot trailer and has hands-on, interactive displays features the voices of the people and scenes of home life during the war.
“The Conspirator” is a courtroom drama that tells the true story of the only female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.