Some of the project group took a trip to the Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Museum. The following is a review by Jack:


The Death and Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln

Who gave the Gettysburg Address? Who signed the Emancipation Proclamation? President Lincoln, of course!

President Lincoln is a very famous president. We remember him for his deeds, but at age 57 he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth (later, Booth and his conspirators were caught and hung). Lincoln struggled through the night and then died. It took 20 days before he was buried, because he was on a funeral train and he was embalmed at each stop. At each town he was rolled to his viewing on a horse drawn carriage. Finally he was buried in Springfield IL with his son. Only one photo survives of him in death. All of the rest were burnt.