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The second photo if from the Journey exhibits throughout the Museum that follow Abraham Lincoln from the rustic cabin of his youth to the White House and then on his final journey home to Springfield following his assassination. This particular photo deals with the angst and criticism Mr. Lincoln endured as he prepared to sign the Emancipation Proclamation amidst great controversy in our country.

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Admission to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield is free but tickets should be picked up early in the visitor's center.

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In a holographic presentation of "Ghosts of the Library," at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, a Lincoln historian talks about saving historical items. He is joined by ghosts of Civil War soldiers and even by Abraham Lincoln himself to reveal why history matters.

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At the Old State Capitol Building, Lincoln said his famous words, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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It can be tough to get kids interested in history. Movies help. So does seeing people dressed and working as their forebears might have. And that's what you'll find in central Illinois, the place President Abraham Lincoln called home throughout his adult life.
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    • The second photo if from the Journey exhibits throughout the Museum that follow Abraham Lincoln from the rustic cabin of his youth to the White House and then on his final journey home to Springfield following his assassination. This particular photo deals with the angst and criticism Mr. Lincoln endured as he prepared to sign the Emancipation Proclamation amidst great controversy in our country.
    • Admission to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield is free but tickets should be picked up early in the visitor’s center.
    • In a holographic presentation of “Ghosts of the Library,” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, a Lincoln historian talks about saving historical items. He is joined by ghosts of Civil War soldiers and even by Abraham Lincoln himself to reveal why history matters.
    • At the Old State Capitol Building, Lincoln said his famous words, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
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