As president, Abraham Lincoln faced our nation’s greatest crisis–the Civil War. This installation highlights Lincoln’s election in 1860, his leadership during the Civil war, and his tragic assassination.
See a torch and ceremonial ax carried in parades during Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign, Lincoln’s life mask created by sculptor Clark Mills months before his assassination, and the bed on which President Lincoln died on April 15, 1865 at the house of William Peterson, 516 10th Street, N.W., Washington DC.
Artifacts on display are from the John and Jeanne Rowe Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln Collection.
From the John and Jeanne Rowe Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln Collection
The Abraham Lincoln exhibit is so well-done. Very respectable. The bed made it so much more personal and real.
I am a huge Abraham Lincoln fan, and therefore enjoy all the Lincoln stuff.