Unpublished Opinion

Monday, April 18, 2005


The high point of the weekend was visiting the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield. The museum was wonderful!! It has some very interesting exhibits within, including two presentations (one with cannon fire and smoke), an examination of Lincoln through the eyes of political cartoonists of his time, as well as amazingly life-like replicas of Abe, the family, and other notable historical figures, such as Frederick Douglass. My favorite part was probably the CNN "coverage" of the 1860 presidential race, complete with television campaign ads. It even had a scroll along the bottom giving the relevant news of the time.
All in all it was a great experience and I am glad that we were able to be among the first to see it. I am sure that it will become very popular, especially after all the press it is bound to receive tomorrow on Dedication Day when Georgie himself will be there.

We also stopped by Lincoln's tomb on the way out of town. It was an enormous sight to behold. I wondered what he would have thought about the size of the memorial; would he have thought it to be too much?


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