Highlights from the Museum: The Almost Assassins

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Life-size figures of John Wilkes Booth and assassination conspirators Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt, as well as some of their belongings, can be seen on display at the Ford’s Theatre Museum. In this month’s Museum post, learn more about Powell and Atzerodt. 

An Unexpected Lincoln Legacy: The Preservation of Yosemite

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Abraham Lincoln had a lot on his mind that last day of June 1864. But among the items on his desk that day was legislation that would change the nation more than anyone could have imagined. It concerned, of all unlikely things, two pieces of land in far-off California.