One more Lincoln celebration, this time at Byers-Evans exhibit

Now that you have recovered from all the wild celebrations surrounding the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, it’s time to brush yourself off and get ready to party again. Say goodbye to the bicentennial of Abe’s birth and say hello to the 2010 sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s election to the presidency.

It was 150 years ago, in the election of 1860, that Lincoln completed his rapid march from national obscurity to the White House and set in motion events that still dominate the American conscience. That election was a four-man race, with Lincoln receiving a majority of electoral votes, though his total of the popular vote didn’t quite reach the 40 percent mark.

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