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History Wed Aug 19 2009

Our Mexican Cousin

Still basking in the glow of Lincoln's bicentennial, the Chicago History Museum plans on celebrating two influential presidents struck with the perils of turbulent change--The U.S.'s Abraham Lincoln and Mexico's Benito Juárez.
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The dual exhibitions, opening October 10, will tell the stories of how the then-contemporaries helped transform and unite their countries during the 1800's.

Lincoln's exhibition, "Abraham Lincoln Transformed," is geared towards his radical steps to end slavery and extend equal citizenship rights, featuring more than 150 original artifacts, including fan and hate mail sent to Lincoln during his time in office. Juárez' exhibition, "The Making of Modern Mexico," on the other hand is co-curated by the National Museum of Mexican Art, displaying more than 25 artifacts never before exhibited in the United States, including a bronze Juárez death mask. Juárez' exhibit will also highlight his devotion to equal citizenship rights and economic development in Mexico, among other accomplishments. Both will have their signature top hats on display.

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., will allow admission October 10th and 11th for anyone presenting miniature copper plaques of Lincoln.

Mike / January 30, 2010 2:39 AM

I believe that the exhibition must be awesome folks. I wish I could go there perhaps.

Mike the comforter sets dude.

Grover / April 22, 2010 12:08 PM

Oh I missed it.. I wanted to attend that exhibition. I will try to attend it next time.

Grove from Summer Bedding

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