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Lincoln & the Canal Exhibit

The Canal Corridor Association in conjunction with the Canal Alliance is offering a traveling exhibit entitled Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal for use by Canal Alliance Partners within the 60 communities in the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.

Exhibit Title: Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal

Cost: $50 transportation fee

Exhibit Size: The exhibit consists of ten, vinyl banners with stands.  The banners are thirty inches wide and approximately 7ft tall.

Description: Abraham Lincoln believed that the Illinois & Michigan Canal promoted the settlement and growth of northern Illinois. Ultimately the canal made a once small settlement, Chicago, thrive and become a major transportation and economic center for the entire nation. The exhibit explores Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the Illinois & Michigan Canal from his early days in Illinois and the creation of the I&M Canal to his desire to expand it during his Presidency.

Marketing Tools: The host site will receive a set of rack cards to advertise the exhibit in their community.  These rack cards can easily be personalized for the host sites location and any additional programming surrounding the exhibit.

Optional Materials: A children’s activity booklet (third grade level) designed to accompany the exhibit.  Cost: $1 a booklet.

While associated programming is not a requirement it can be a way of increasing visitation to the exhibit.  

For more information about the traveling exhibit please contact the Canal Corridor Association at 815-223-1851 or imcnha@iandmcanal.org.



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