There will be no charge to see the proclamation, which bears the signature of Abraham Lincoln. It will be displayed June 17, June 19-24 and June 27-30.
“Few documents in all of American history carry the weight of the Emancipation Proclamation. We are proud to share it with the public and celebrate its connection to such a joyous holiday,” said Christina Shutt, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The proclamation will be displayed in the ALPLM’s library building, where there is no charge for admission, rather than the museum building. The address is 112 N. Sixth Street in downtown Springfield. The library is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.