"Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Tour to visit Antietam National Battlefield"
Superintendent J.W. Howard announced that “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” Bicentennial Tour, a mobile museum exhibit developed by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, Illinois, will stop at Antietam National Battlefield on Thursday, February 12, 2009 and people are encouraged to visit free of charge. “Self-Made in America” is supported by the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
The exhibit will travel the United States over the next two years inspiring visitors with the story of Lincoln’s life and accomplishments. The only exhibit of its type in the country, the mobile museum uses an engaging mixture of interactive elements, graphics, facsimile documents and artifacts inside a 53-foot long, double expandable trailer to commemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial.
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