Fast approaching: Your last chance to see the Emancipation Proclamation exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles! This rare 1864 edition of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Lincoln, is on display until May 14.

Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse and culturally rich counties in America. That spirit of plurality and inclusion has been rooted in the fabric of our communities, our state, and our country for generations, revealing itself through some of our nation’s grandest moments. When President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he not only acted to save the Union, he legally recognized the humanity and dignity of the millions of people held as slaves under the Confederacy.

Angelenos have an opportunity to experience an extraordinary piece of history that helped shape our nation.

The exhibit is free with museum admission and free for museum members. County of Los Angeles Public Library cardholders also have access to free family passes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with a reservation through the library’s Discover & Go program. For more information on the Emancipation Proclamation exhibit, click here.