(AP) -- Santa Claus is coming to Springfield.
In a release Tuesday, the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Museum announced its new exhibit will show visitors all the ways
Santa Claus has been portrayed through the ages.
It will consist of 13 figures of different
sizes from around the world.
Among them will be St. Nicholas, Kris
Kringle, Father Ice and the man in the red suit we most commonly think of today
as Santa Claus.
The exhibit starts Nov. 2 and continues
through Jan. 2.
The museum also is holding an essay contest
for students in grades 5 to 12. The theme is "If I Were Santa Claus,"
and winners will receive cash prizes.