- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is opening a new exhibit on the 16th president.

“Undying Words: Lincoln 1868-1865” opens to the public on Saturday at noon. The exhibit includes a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, signed copies of the 13th amendment ending slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the bed where Lincoln died after being shot at Ford’s Theater.

The exhibit was timed to mark the museum’s 10th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death.

Historians from both the Lincoln Presidential Library and the Chicago History Museum will be on hand for the opening. Renowned Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein will be portraying the president at the exhibit.


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