SOURCE: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

September 12, 2013 12:54 ET

Media Advisory: Final Two Weeks of Lincoln: The Exhibition at The Reagan Library

Museum Attendance up 32% Since Last Year for Time Period

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) -

WHAT:
Lincoln: The Exhibition
continues to bring in record crowds to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Since its opening on June 1, 2013, museum attendance has been up 32% from the same time period last year. With only two weeks left until the exhibit closes, the public is encouraged to book their tickets in advance at www.reaganlibrary.com/tickets. The museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This fascinating and extraordinary exhibit is not one to be missed!

"We are extremely pleased to know that visitors are not just learning about history at our Lincoln exhibit; they are thoroughly enjoying it," said John Heubusch, executive director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "Visitors are telling us that their friends and families have seen the exhibit and have recommended that they do, too. The historical and Hollywood fascination with President Lincoln has surely drawn these large crowds to our museum."

With its unique and educational content for all ages, Lincoln: The Exhibition has a broad appeal to families with children of all ages, as well as to seniors and the general public alike. Over the summer, over 25,000 museum visitors participated in a zip-code survey. Of those participating, 21% of the guests came from out-of-state, including guests from 46 different states. 

For more information about the exhibit, please visit www.reaganlibrary.com/lincoln

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
Thirty renowned Lincoln collectors and DreamWorks Studios joined the Reagan Library for a major Abraham Lincoln Exhibit. Objects on display include President Lincoln's famous stovepipe hat, a bloodied pillow from the night he died, a Lincoln-signed Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, and sets from DreamWorks' "Lincoln" Movie.

This extraordinary and engaging special exhibit, featuring over 250 original artifacts on Abraham Lincoln and sets from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie "Lincoln," is a must-see for everyone.

Highlights of this fascinating and educational exhibit include:

  • Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat and gold pocket watch
  • Mary Todd Lincoln's Bible, jewelry and other personal items
  • Abraham Lincoln's earliest childhood writings
  • A President Lincoln-signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a President Lincoln-signed copy of the 13th Amendment
  • A bloody pillow on which President Lincoln died at the Petersen Boarding House
  • A fragment of Abraham Lincoln's coat from Ford's Theatre
  • The handwritten personal testimony of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
  • An American flag that draped President Lincoln's coffin
  • Oscar-winning sets and nominated costumes from DreamWorks Studios' "Lincoln" film

WHERE:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA

THE REAGAN LIBRARY:
The Reagan Library is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. General Admission: $16; Senior Admission: $13; Children (11-17) Admission: $9; Youth (5-10): $6; Children 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.reaganlibrary.com/tickets.

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