The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened in October 2004,
with the Museum opening on 19 April 2005. They are part of a $115
million complex dedicated to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln
and form the largest presidential library complex in the nation.
The Library houses the world's largest collection of Lincoln
material, with more than 46,000 items. Included in this collection
are nearly 1,500 documents written or signed by Lincoln, including
handwritten copies of the Gettysburg Address and the Second
Inaugural Address. The collection also contains important family
documents and artefacts, including the Lincoln's marriage license,
a tablecloth from their wedding reception, the nameplate from their
front door, and Mr. Lincoln's shaving mirror. The museum has been
designed to be an amazing experience, using creative 'immersive'
exhibits taking visitors through phases of the president's life
from his boyhood cabin in Indiana to his 'homecoming' funeral in