The Museum of the Grand Prairie has participated in the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection by contributing pieces from its own collections, and those of local Lincolniana collector Kent Tucker. Located in Champaign County, Illinois, the museum is in one of the counties of the 8th Judicial Circuit, where Lincoln practiced law.
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- Ford's Theatre Blog
Planning a funeral is a difficult task under normal circumstances. Planning the funeral of a recently assassinated U.S. president brings that task to another level of complexity. That responsibility fell to 50-year-old George R. Harrington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
On April 14 and 15, 2015, the streets of Washington, D.C., were filled with thousands of people paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Learn all about our 36 hours of continuous programming on the Ford’s campus that marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and death.
As Lincoln’s shocked and shattered mourners struggled to understand God’s inscrutable intentions and to absorb the incomprehensible, they understood that they—each one of them—stood as witnesses. Whether or not you were inside Ford’s Theatre that terrible night, history was being made before your very eyes.
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