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Visiting Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

March 11, 2009

By Jimactor

Last Friday, we visited Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. We stayed there for almost two hours. We learned something new that we never know about him. Interesting. We recommend you when you stop by or stay at Springfield, go and visit the museum.

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  1. Konapei
    March 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for your sharing the video about Abraham Lincolon.
    Interesting! Hope I will see it one day.

  2. Jodi wants a Sodie
    March 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Jim where exactly is this located??? We have visited several US prez homes and museums, I presume this is a fairly new building in Springfield because I do not recall seeing it when we were in Springfield several years ago,, My Dutch hub is fascinated with how Americans set things up for their former Presidents with such honor and respect.. they do not do such things here in Holland ..but again Holland is like England it has a Monarcy and a Prime Minister..

  3. Lloyd
    March 11, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Jim,
    Thanks for giving me idea how much will I take time to look around in my next trip to Illinois.

    Yeah, My grandma Ballinger born in one room log cabin in Indiana. She remember that she had carpet over dirt floor, not wood floor , Wow!
    I enjoyed your vlog

    Thanks buddy
    Lloyd

  4. Trudy
    March 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Jodi, it’s a new museum built a few years ago, maybe in 2004 or 2005? The building is just gorgeous, and is near the Hilton hotel downtown. I visited it a few years ago, and it’s definitely worth a stop even if you’re already very knowledgeable about Lincoln as I am. Will not take more than two hours of your time.

    The museum shop is also worth a visit with tons of great stuff, although overpriced just like any other museum. 😉

  5. RLM
    March 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Jim and Fookem,

    There are many things interwined with Lincoln, Booth and deaf people altogether from the history of the past.

    Edwin Booth, younger brother of John Wilkes Booth, regularly interacted with deaf people and fluent in sign language. John Wilkes Booth also knew some fingerspellings.

    That is called the fate for the course of humankind whether John Wilkes Booth should be savagely beheaded for the murder of President Lincoln.

    If not for Lincoln’s assassination, our country’s historical courses would be much different for the real racial harmony among human diversity. We still have the big ifs, ifs, ifs.

    Lincoln and Kennedy also have eerie similar connotations from their own personal secretary and vice presidents’ surname –

    Lincoln’s personal secretary – Ms. Kennedy
    JFK’s ” ” – Mrs. Lincoln

    Lincoln and JFK’s vice presidents
    surname –

    Johnson (Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Baines Johnson)

    and other mores.

    Trudy,

    How true about the overpriced museum fees. The wax figures cost pretty much. I am really impressed with the scope of that new Lincoln museum very much.

    RLM

  6. A.J
    March 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    All I can say, “wow”.

  7. Joe
    March 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    You can visit Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL too. It is near the capitol building and the museum.

    You can also find Abraham Lincoln’s cabin when he live there as a boy in New Salem, IL.

  8. May 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    People in Springfield appreciate the kind words about the museum and other Lincoln sites. But a couple small notes:

    — To RLM: Abe’s secretaries were men, named Nicolay and Hay. There was no secretary named Kennedy. That list of “coincidences” is junk.

    — To Joe: Abe was a man, in his 20s — not a boy — when he lived in New Salem. What’s there now is a great reproduction of the New Salem of Lincoln’s time, but only one of the structures is authentic, and even it was carted away and then carted back and reassembled a century later. Alas, Abe did not sleep in any of them.

  9. Dan
    October 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    One thing I would like to caution potential visitors about. The museum is very photographer unfriendly. There is only one place inside allowing photography. The staff keep an eagle out out for people taking pictures and I don’t mean just with flash. As a photographer, that spoiled the whole experience for me so I would not be able to offer a positive recomendation. If that is of no interest to you, ok, you won’t be affected.

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