Lincoln Presidential Museum rolls out red carpet for Oscars
party offers games, crafts, 'Lincoln' props and prizes for the most
accurate Academy Awards ballot
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[February 21, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is rolling out the red
carpet for an afternoon of fun and games as the movie "Lincoln"
competes for a dozen Academy Awards.
Parents and children can strut their stuff for paparazzi as they
enter the museum on Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. Once inside,
they'll be able play games, see props from the movie and make
Oscar-themed craft projects. Plenty of popcorn and other snacks will
be on hand.
Movie fans can also try to predict the Academy Awards
by filling out their own Oscar ballots, with the winner getting a
$50 gift card and four passes to the Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Visitors get to attend the Oscar party for a special price. To
get two tickets for the price of one, say "Civil War Sunday" when
you go to the museum ticket desk.
The 85th annual Oscar presentation airs at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is up for 12 Oscars, including
picture, best director, best actor and best supporting actress.
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and other members of the "Lincoln" team
visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, along
with other Lincoln sites, to do research for the movie.
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Riverton-based KEL Equine Productions provided props and horses
for "Lincoln." Some of those props will be on display at Sunday's
Oscar party, and Karl Luthin will be on hand to discuss his time on
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum combines
rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to explore Lincoln's
legacy. The library contains 13 million items pertaining to Illinois
history, including more than 52,000 related to Lincoln.
For more information about visiting the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum or becoming a member through the
Library Foundation, visit
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