- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The museum at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington is closed for a second day Thursday after a water leak flooded the museum floor.

National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst says about an inch of water was found in the museum Wednesday morning. He says maintenance crews stopped the leak but didn’t immediately determine the cause. Litterst says the water leak could be weather-related.

The museum is located under the historic theater where President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Both are big tourist draws.

Litterst says no museum artifacts have been affected or threatened by the water. Museum curators were on site to monitor humidity levels and other conditions.

The theater’s production of “The Widow Lincoln” was performed as scheduled Wednesday evening.


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