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Van-Far hosts national exhibit, Craft Fair for area residents

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:56 am

A traveling exhibition called “Emancipation and Its Legacies” was on display at this past weekend’s Van-Far Character+ Holiday Craft Fair.

A traveling exhibition called “Emancipation and Its Legacies” was on display at this past weekend’s Van-Far Character+ Holiday Craft Fair.

The Van-Far Character + Holiday Craft Fest was held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this past Saturday inside the Van-Far High School gym.
The event featured a wide array of craft vendors and food booths in the cafeteria. There was no admission for the event.
On the stage during the event was the traveling exhibition called “Emancipation and Its Legacies.”
Developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, “Emancipation and Its Legacies” marks the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
The exhibition is divided into five panels:
• “Conflicting Visions of the Future of the United States: 1850-1860;
• “War and Fugitive Slaves 1861-1862;
• “1863;”
• “Emancipation;”
• “The Process of Emancipation”
• “1864-1865;”
• “The Legacy of Emancipation”
• “Civil War to Civil Rights, 1865-1964”Drawing on letters, personal accounts, images and other documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, each section traces the major events that led to the emancipation.