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November 09, 2012

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

From 9:30AM to 5:00PM

The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. November 9 and 10, 2012 ▪ New York State Museum lobby, Albany. 9:30am until 5pm. The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln’s handwriting. This exhibition includes historical background and interpretation of the document as well as a manuscript of a speech written and delivered in New York City in September 1962 by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Proclamation’s centennial. The First Step to Freedom marks the sesquicentennial of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and has traveled to eight other cities across New York State this fall.

Yummy-Fall Public Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

From 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Come to the Yummy-Fall Public Soup and Sandwich Luncheon at the Fort Plain Methodist Church, 39 Center St., at the corner of Center and Lydius Street.

The menu consists of:

- Vegetable Soup
- Tomato Soup
- Assorted Sandwiches (including Grilled Cheese)
- Dessert(s)
- Beverage(s)

ALL FOR $6.00. M-M-M GOOD!

Harlem Superstars Comedy Basketball comes to FP!

From 6:00PM to 9:00PM

The Harlem Superstars Comedy Basketball team travels to Fort Plain to take on the Fort Plain Dream Team! The Harlem Superstars will bring their fast paced and wholesome fun comedy routines to the Arthur Bueche Gymnasium in Fort Plain. The Superstars feature not one but two comedians in their act, and a huge halftime show for kids! Show will benefit the Lady Hilltoppers Basketball Program. Tickets are $7.00 in advance and are available from any FP Girls Basketball Player, at Kelly's Korner Kuts on Willett Street, Fort Plain or by calling (518) 844-6943. Tickets are $8.00 at the door

Herkimer Footlighters presents Fear Factory

From 7:30PM to 11:00PM

Herkimer Footlighters Drama will perform Fear Factory, a play by Pat Cook on Thurs., Nov. 8, Fri., Nov. 9 & Fri. Nov. 10 at 7:30pm. Cost is $5/person; $4/student, Sr. Cit. Senior Cit. Free on Thursday

“Lincoln and Liberty: A talk by Harold Holzer

From 8:00PM to 9:30PM

“Lincoln and Liberty: Re-assessing the Preliminary Proclamation in the Age of Spielberg.” A talk by Harold Holzer. Friday, November 9 8 p.m. Huxley Theater Adults FREE. Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will present a lecture as part of an event highlighting a two-day exhibition of Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation at the New York State Museum. .” Author of the new book “Emancipating Lincoln,” Holzer will explore the ever-changing reputation of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from controversial and revolutionary order, to talismanic trophy, to maligned and misunderstood fraud - and back again to icon. The talk will come at the moment of the release of Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln,” which explores Lincoln’s concurrent roles as politician, peacemaker, and liberator. New York State Education Department New York State Museum • Cultural Education Center • Albany NY 12230 518 474-5877