Thursday, November 13, 2008

Traveling LINCOLN Museum in Verona - 11/14 & 11/15


I recently wrote a blog about our trip to the land of Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Here is your opportunity to get a small taste of Lincoln through a traveling museum that is stopping in Verona tomorrow and Saturday, 11/15/08.

From the website:

"As a special tribute to the bicentennial the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum is launching the “Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America” exhibit. This mobile exhibit is Illinois’ gift to the nation to commemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial. It will be traveling America over the next two years.

The exhibit tells the story of Lincoln’s life starting with his humble beginnings, his role as a father and husband, his role in politics and law, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th amendment and ending with 1,662 mile train ride back to Springfield.

It features interactive displays and reproduction documents and artifacts inside a 53-foot long, expandable trailer. Some artifacts include a reproduction of the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln famous stove pipe hat, Mary Lincoln’s music box, and a replication of Lincoln’s earliest known writing as a boy.

The exhibit includes a holographic presentation of Lincoln’s 1861 heartfelt Farewell Address from the rear of a train car in Springfield, Illinois as he left for the White House.

A highlight of the exhibit is the award-winning “The Civil War in Four Minutes” video presentation.

It is the only exhibit of its type in the country. With this mobile exhibit, we are offering visitors a taste of the experience they will have when they visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum."

For more information on the museum, click here:


What: Abraham Lincoln Mobile Museum

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St.

Admission: Free

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

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