“April 15th marks 150 years since the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Historic sites, museums and communities around the country are hosting exhibits, performances and events to mark the anniversary. Here are details on a few.
Visitors to Washington have their pick of historic sites and museums connected to Lincoln… President Lincoln’s Cottage, on a breezy hill where he and his family escaped Washington’s summer heat 3 miles from the White House, will be draped in black April 18-30, just as it was 150 years ago. The president visited the cottage the day before the shooting, and the site, which offers regular tours, is also hosting two exhibits connected to the anniversary, one on presidential security and one on memorial objects.” -Beth Harpaz, AP
Image: In this March 17, 2015 file photo, President Abraham Lincoln’s carriage is displayed at the National Museum of American History in Washington. Photo Credit: AP