Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to visit its newest exhibit, A. LINCOLN: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, which opens Saturday, June 1st and runs through Monday, September 30th. Gayle takes us behind the scenes into Lincoln’s life before the Oval Office.
Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to visit its newest exhibit, A. LINCOLN: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, which opens Saturday, June 1st and runs through Monday, September 30th. Featuring over 250 original artifacts on Abraham Lincoln and sets from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie Lincoln, this special exhibit explores the life of Abraham Lincoln, commemorates the Civil War and marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the DreamWorks Studios film Lincoln swept the nation with its intimate look at one of our nation’s greatest leaders. Now the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has delved even deeper into the life of our sixteenth president with the help of thirty of the country’s most well-known Lincoln collectors, including Louise Taper, Hildene (the Lincoln Family Home), Ford’s Theater, the National Archives, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as well as with DreamWorks Studios.
Highlights of this fascinating and educational exhibit include:
- Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat and gold pocket watch
- Mary Todd Lincoln’s Bible, jewelry and other personal items
- Abraham Lincoln’s earliest childhood writings
- A President Lincoln-signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a President Lincoln-signed copy of the 13th Amendment
- A bloody pillow on which President Lincoln died at the Petersen Boarding House
- A fragment of Abraham Lincoln’s coat from Ford’s Theatre
- The handwritten personal testimony of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
- An American flag that draped President Lincoln’s coffin
In addition to the original documents, artifacts and objects on display, the Reagan Library will be showcasing the costumes and Oscar-winning sets from DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln film, including the entire set surrounding President Lincoln’s office, portions of Mary Todd Lincoln’s vanity set, and portions of Peterson’s Boarding House set. Items on display include Oscar-nominated costumes for Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Lincoln Club of Orange County.
Regular admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Museum and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion which includes the Ferdinand Magellan Train. Museum admission fees are:
ADULT — Ages 18 – 61 years: $21.00
SENIOR — Ages 62 + years: $18.00
YOUTH — Ages 11 – 17 years: $9.00
CHILD — Ages 3 – 10 years: $6.00
CHILD — Under the age of 2 years: FREE
Regular Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The Museum is closed on New Year´s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Parking is free and there are a limited number of bus stalls. RV parking is available on Presidential Drive.
Saturday, June 1st through Monday, September 30th 2013
LIFE AND TIMES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, California 93065
(805) 577-4074 FAX
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