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Wikipedia Description: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum looks at the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, and the course of the American Civil War. Combining traditional scholarship with 21st century showmanship techniques, the popular museum continues to draw people from all over the world. It is located in Springfield, Illinois.
Since its opening in April 2005, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum has ranked as North America's most visited presidential museum. In about six months the museum generated about $1,000,000. In less than twenty-one months, the museum received its one millionth visitor. In comparison, the second most visited presidential museum, the Clinton Library, received 800,000 visitors in its first two years of operation.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum has been recognized with two awards; a THEA Award for Creative Excellence, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association, and an award from The Lincoln Group of New York, for "being the greatest achievement in America to encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln and the times in which he lived."
The museum contains full-immersion "you-are-there" replicas of Lincoln's boyhood home, areas of the White House, the presidential box at Ford's Theater, and the settings of key events in Lincoln's life, as well as pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia. Original artifacts are changed from time to time, but the collection usually includes items like the original hand written Gettysburg Address, a signed Emancipation Proclamation, his glasses and shaving mirror, Mary Todd Lincoln's music box, items from her White House china, her wedding dress, and more.
One of the museum's permanent exhibits, Campaign of 1860, features "Meet the Press" anchor Tim Russert. In addition to its exhibits, the Lincoln Museum runs two specia ...More...
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.