Plans Unveiled to Celebrate the Life of President Lincoln

SPRINGFIELD - Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of President Lincoln. The city of Springfield on Tuesday unveiled its plans to celebrate the life of a man considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history.

"We remind the public about these events because they are world historical," James Cornelius, Curator of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum told WAND News. "They're not just central to the United States' experience," he said.

Plans include a funeral procession recreation through Springfield and a special exhibit to President Lincoln's assassination and funeral.

The anniversary also coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Organizers say they expect at least 150,000 visitors to Springfield during the week of the recreation.

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