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Events - Lincoln Bicentennial Events in North Dakota, 2009

Fall 2009

Premier of the documentary film, Lincoln and the Homestead Act on Prairie Public Television, in partnership with the SHSND, the NDHC and the NDCA.

Ongoing

Traveling Exhibit of Lincoln’s Legacy in North Dakota, based on exhibit at North Dakota Heritage Center.  Developed and produced by the SHSND as part of its Traveling Interpretive Exhibits Service (TIES) program.

Ongoing

Abraham Lincoln Fun Facts on Cass-Clay Creamery milk cartons

Ongoing

North Dakota Council on the Arts sponsoring artist-in-residence programs in more than 10 rural schools by the Northern Prairie Performing Arts Troupe from the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre.  Residencies will include workshops on Shakespeare, makeup, improvisation and stage combat, beginning Spring 2008

Ongoing

NDCA sponsorship of a North Dakota performance of an original composition about Lincoln by former Fargo resident Peter Schickele, commissioned by the National Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (tentative).

Ongoing

Battle Cry of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. James McPherson, featured in the North Dakota Reads book discussion list of nonfiction titles; other Lincoln-related material.

For information about the national commemoration, visit the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission website at www.abrahamlincoln200.org.

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