Lincoln Carriage Heading from South Bend to Washington, DC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – A South Bend museum is loaning a carriage once belonging to President Abraham Lincoln to a museum in Washington, D.C.

The Lincoln carriage will travel Wednesday from the Studebaker National Museum to the National Museum of American History. The South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/1Gn7fJ2 ) reports it will be on display at the Smithsonian museum this spring as part of an exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the president's assassination.

The carriage carried Lincoln and his wife to Ford's Theatre, where he was shot on April 14, 1865.

Clement Studebaker, a founder of the Studebaker company, bought the carriage from a doctor who purchased it from Lincoln's son, and added it to the company's collection of historical vehicles.

The carriage is now on permanent display in the Studebaker museum's presidential carriage exhibit.

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  Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com