The Man or the Legend
We're in Sringfield, IL today. Hubby and I have gotten away for a couple of days. Hence, no images since I'm writing this on my iPad.
Ivan, my hubby, is a Civil War buff. I'm a history buff but not as much as he is. A few years ago the Abraham Lincoln museum opened. We had never been so we came to see it. I'm very glad we did.
The museum takes the legend and expands him to become a man. History classes teach the legend and skim over much of what Lincoln went through and the controversy surrounding his election, the people's reactions to him and the war as well as that concerning the Emansipation Proclimation.
By no means was the north totally for freeing the slaves. The exhibits are balanced and very well presented. It's a beautiful building, well laid out and spacious. I recommend a visit if ever you get to the area. Yes, I know it's in the middle of fly over country, but it's a day well spent.
I think you can tell we enjoyed it. Tomorrow we head home. My cat will appreciate me only being gone two days.
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