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Hollywood’s Lincoln comes to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Movie magic mixes with history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s newest exhibit. “Lincoln: History to Hollywood” displays sets, costumes and props from Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln.”

Since Spielberg set out to make a largely historically accurate film, most furniture pieces in the exhibits are antiques from the Civil War and not reproductions. Other items of note include Lincoln’s office set, a vignette of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom, Lincoln’s gloves and the rocking chair from a scene with Lincoln sits with Tad.

The exhibit items are on long-term loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studio. Groups can schedule tours of the museum and the new exhibit, which is currently located in Union Station, across the street from the presidential museum.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum features more than 40,000 square feet of historic displays depicting the life of Lincoln from his humble beginnings through his presidency.

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