The exhibit, A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, which runs from June 1st to September 30, 2013 at the Reagan Presidential Library, offers original notes and letters from the 16th president’s childhood to his time in office. The exhibit features 250 pieces on loan from 30 Lincoln collectors. Along with a remarkable array of artifacts such as Lincoln's signature stovepipe hat and gold pocket watch inscribed with his initials are two Oscar-winning sets and costumes from the Steven Spielberg 2012 film "Lincoln."
Additional exhibit elements include: Copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment signed by Lincoln, the handwritten personal testimony of Boston Corbett, the man who killed assassin John Wilkes Booth, a check written for his son Robert, a poem from his youth and a request for music to be played in the White House for the first lady. Many of these pieces have rarely been seen by the public on the West Coast.
Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), was the 16th President of the United States of America. — Alexander Gardner
For more information on the Lincoln exhibit, please click HERE.
It should also be noted that the Valley’s own Campo de Cahuenga has ties to the Civil War. To learn more about Campo de Cahuenga, please click HERE.