[April 30, 2014]
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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