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Lincoln receiving vault undergoing restoration

Oak Ridge Cemetery is repairing the receiving vault that housed the remains of Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie before their relocation to the Lincoln Tomb.  The restoration should be completed in time for the 150th anniversary commemoration of Lincoln’s burial, which will also include

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A documentary on the Lincoln Tomb is in the works

Producer Chris Ryder is working with the Lincoln Monument Association to film a documentary on Lincoln’s tomb to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the president’s death.

You can help fund the project by donating through Indiegogo; a contribution of $25 will get you a copy of the finished film.

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Lincoln Tomb statue repaired

You might recall that a vandal recently damaged a statue of a Civil War soldier atop the Lincoln Tomb by breaking the soldier’s sword.  The statue has now been repaired, thanks to sculptor Mark Svendsen, who molded a replacement from pieces of the recovered sword.

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Lincoln’s eventful afterlife

Click here to read a short summary of the bizarre adventures of Lincoln’s corpse, from its trip to Springfield in 1865 to an elaborate reburial in the twentieth century.

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