Jan. 15-March 30 With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. $7, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12 444.5071, durhammuseum.org The Transcontinental Railroad won the support of President Abraham Lincoln, whose executive order designated Council Bluffs as the eastern terminus. Yet amid much public wrangling and back room maneuvering Union Pacific chose Omaha over its neighbor. That controversial move made Omaha a major transportation hub and player in the developing west. UP is still headquartered here. Now a Library of Congress exhibition ties together the Lincoln-UP-Omaha legacy and sheds light on a presidency that converged with historic events to build and scar a nation. The apt venue for the exhibit is UP’s former Union Station, now the Durham Museum, which is extending its hours and offering rides to the UP Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs. (Xanax) Special Lincoln programs and lectures are scheduled during the show’s run.

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