The resemblance between Dr. Jeff Hess and President Lincoln was uncanny during the grand opening of the Lincoln Exhibit at the Kent Campus on Jan. 27. The opening ceremony began at 6 p.m. with an impressive display by Ed White High School’s Color Guard. Dr. Wes Moody, Professor of History, set the tone with a fifteen minute speech reflecting on the decisions President Lincoln based on his moral compass. Moody wrapped up the speech by complimenting the Lincoln Exhibition and its excellent job of portraying Lincoln’s decisions. The display hit a deeper note by creating a sense of introspection, and allowed viewers to question how they would have done things if they had been in Lincoln’s position.
Attendees set off to examine the exhibit with enthusiasm. Many components of FSCJ combined forces to create an exemplary experience for its viewers. In remembrance of President Lincoln, many sampled Lincoln’s favorite almond cake and almond-topped gingerbread cookies, prepared by the FSCJ Culinary Arts Program.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center sponsored the exhibit at Kent Campus. The Lincoln Exhibit focuses on the Constitution and the Civil War, and will remain at Kent Campus until Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th. If you are unable to make it to the exhibit by this time, you will then have the opportunity to view the exhibit at the South Campus Wilson Center until March 5th.