New Exhibit on Abraham Lincoln Opens at South Bend Museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ The Studebaker National Museum in northern Indiana has a new exhibit about President Abraham Lincoln, with a carriage he once owned among the artifacts on display.

The South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/1fm77id ) reports the exhibit marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death. It opens Friday and focuses on his assassination as well the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and the nation's response.

The carriage was recently returned to the South Bend museum after a stint at a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. Other items in the exhibit include a replica of the pistol Booth used to kill Lincoln and part of a blood-stained towel that was used at Lincoln's deathbed.

The museum in South Bend has items on loan from the Smithsonian, Ford's Theater and the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois.

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