Lincoln museum goes on the road

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Abraham Lincoln is going on tour.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will take its historical show on the road to help celebrate the 16th president's 200th birthday.

The library is home to the world's largest collection of Lincoln documents and artifacts.

The mobile tour will have scaled-down exhibits and replicas of documents and artifacts. Some of the exhibits will focus on Lincoln's assassination and the 1860 election.

Tour stops include both the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The tour ends in August 2010.

The bicentennial of Lincoln's birth is Feb. 12, 2009. But celebrations start this year and continue through 2010.

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