A bible that belonged to Abraham Lincoln in the last year of his life will be put on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

He's been gone for 154 years now, but historians seem to keep finding some incredible items for those with an interest in all things relating to Abraham Lincoln.

The news release by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday follows the announcement that the institution had obtained an artifact that "links together" Lincoln's "Springfield friendships, his compassion for wounded soldiers and the mystery of his religious beliefs."

The release says Lincoln's widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, gave the bible to a Baptist minister and family friend seven years after Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. The bible donated will be unveiled on Thursday at a ceremony attended by descendants of Noyes W. Miner will remain on exhibit for the rest of the year.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to telling the story of America’s 16th president through old-fashioned scholarship and modern technology.

The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents, photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history. The museum uses traditional exhibits, eye-catching special effects and innovative story-telling techniques to educate visitors.


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