150 years ago on New Years Day, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. His original draft will be on display in "The Civil War in America" exhibition here at the Library from Jan. 3 through Feb. 18.
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- Happy Birthday to composer Edward MacDowell, who co-founded the MacDowell Colony with his wife Marian. The colony’s philosophy is that artists working in different disciplines can benefit from one another. It seemed to work for Milton Avery, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Willa Cather & Aaron Copland, to name a few.