Reflections of a life lived

Album 2

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[April 29, 2014]     Send a link to a friend  Share

Another wonderful feature of the lobby area is the letter wall.

The museum invited area schoolchildren to write letters to Abraham Lincoln. They were allowed to speak their minds to the president, telling them their opinions of him and asking him important questions.

Each letter is displayed on the wall. In front of the wall are papers where future visitors may also write a letter and have it pinned to the wall.

Some of these letters can really grab the heart, such as the first letter below, where the student thanks Lincoln for his signing of the 13th Amendment. The student notes that had that not happened, his or her cousins who now live in Georgia would be slaves.

Pictures by Nila Smith and Jan Youngquist




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