Abraham Lincoln – His legacy in Idaho









The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in Lincoln’s Cabinet Room shown below.

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The following is an excerpt from an article about Boise’s Lincoln Legacy Exhibition by Darin Oswald that appeared in The Idaho Statesman on November 17, 2013:

“A new permanent exhibit marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

Organizers are touting Boise’s Lincoln Legacy Exhibition as the most significant grouping of historic artifacts ever assembled showing Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the Rocky Mountain West.

Documents showing Lincoln’s signature on the Idaho Territory Declaration, a lock of his hair and about 1,500 other object, books, letters, photographs, publications and mementos are on exhibit at the Idaho State Archives at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise

Former Idaho Attorney General and Lincoln scholar David Leroy, with this wife, Nancy Leroy, have donated their Lincoln collection to the Idaho State Historical Society.”

Learn more about this exhibit at: www.history.idaho.gov









Hillcrest was abuzz when residents returned from the fascinating exhibit!  Please check out our blog at www.hill-crest.com for future outings like this one.