Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was built in Springfield, Illinois, in the historic downtown section. The library opened on October 14, 2004, and the museum opened on April 19, 2005.

The Presidential Library houses books, papers, and artifacts related to the 16th president`s life, his marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln and the American Civil War.

The museum contains replicas of Lincoln`s boyhood home, areas of the White House, and the presidential box at Ford`s Theater, as well as pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier repository for materials relating to the history of Illinois.

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Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James L. Swanson.
On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time-...
Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader & a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery & Save the Union by Paul Kendrick.
The influence Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had on each other and on the nation altered the course of slavery and the outcome of the Civil Wa...
Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership between a President and His General by John C. Waugh.
There was no more remarkable pair in the Civil War than Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. At only 35 years old, McClellan commanded the Ohio troop...