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Abraham Lincoln Exhibition

August 23, 2013 — 1 Comment

Twenty-five renowned Lincoln collectors and DreamWorks studios join the Reagan Library for a major Abraham Lincoln exhibit. Objects on display include President Lincoln’s famous stovepipe hat, a bloodied pillow from the night he died, a Lincoln-signed Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, and sets from DreamWorks’ Lincoln movie.


Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the DreamWorks Studios film Lincoln swept the nation with its intimate look at one of our nation’s greatest leaders. Now the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has delved even deeper into the life of our sixteenth president with the help of the country’s most well-known Lincoln collectors, including Louise Taper, Hildene (the Lincoln Family Home), Ford’s Theatre, the National Archives and Library of Congress, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as well as with DreamWorks Studios.

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The Reagan Library exhibit, A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore, explores the life of Abraham Lincoln, commemorates the Civil War, and marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This extraordinary and engaging special exhibit, featuring over 250 original artifacts on Abraham Lincoln and sets from the movie, is a must-see for everyone.

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Highlights of this fascinating and educational exhibit include:

  • Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat and gold pocket watch
  • Mary Todd Lincoln’s Bible, jewelry, and other personal items 

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  • Abraham Lincoln’s earliest childhood writings 
  • A President Lincoln-signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a President Lincoln-signed copy of the 13th Amendment

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  • A bloody pillow on which President Lincoln died at the Petersen Boarding House 
  • A fragment of Abraham Lincoln’s coat from Ford’s Theatre 

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  • The hand written personal testimony of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
  • An American flag that draped President Lincoln’s coffin

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In addition to the original documents, artifacts, and objects on display, the Reagan Library will be showcasing the costumes and Oscar-winning sets from DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln film, including the entire set surrounding President Lincoln’s office, portions of Mary Todd Lincoln’s vanity set, and portions of Peterson’s Boarding House set. Items on display include Oscar-nominated costumes for Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Tad Lincoln.

WHAT: Abraham Lincoln Exhibit
WHEN: June 1 – September 30, 2013
WHERE: 40 Presidential Drive | Simi Valley, CA 93065


  • Open daily between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tickets: General $16, Senior $13, Youth $9, Child $6, GuideCam Rental $7, Active Military Free

CONTACT INFO: (805) 522-2977 or

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One night each year the industry’s most prestigious awards show is honored. It is a night when the stars come out to support their peers and participate in the spectacle that is Hollywood’s biggest night. Ostar’s Night Out is your ticket to join the stars on this magical night!


After Hollywood’s most sought after awards are given out the town lights up in celebration. Ostar’s Night Out will have a stellar mix of actors/actresses, producers, directors, moguls, and media along with all the paparazzi and glamour. With exclusive after parties everywhere … few are open to the public. But now you too can shine with the stars, see and be seen, and celebrate with Hollywood’s elite all for a great cause.


All the celebrities who go to “Night of 100 Stars” get an email invite to this party too. Last year it was private just for them. This year they are public and they expect to be bigger than Vanity Fair eventually! The Vanity Fare Party party is right across the street from their party. So their lights and camera’s will be getting their attention too! They are talking to a famous performer to perform! The Playboy Mansion DJ MysterE will also be performing. They expect to blow this party out of the water!


Andaz West Hollywood is more than a hip boutique hotel in Los Angeles. It’s a lifestyle. Meaning “personal style” in Hindi, Andaz West Hollywood adds the latest style, service, and high-touch innovation to your West Hollywood hotel experience. With a mix of Hollywood glamour and warm personal style, their modern West Hollywood hotel offers beautifully designed rooms and suites, gorgeous event spaces, acclaimed dining, and vibrant spaces for your LA lifestyle. When you stay with them, you’ll enjoy a familiar friend whose mantra is “my home is yours.”


WHAT: Oscar’s Night Out
 Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 9:30 pm – 2:00 am
Andaz West Hollywood | 8401 Sunset Boulevard | West Hollywood, CA 90069

CONTACT INFO: (866) 500-9494 |

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Another year of celebrities, red carpets, and movie magic; the Academy Awards have set the standard and have created a rich history for motion pictures. Soon you will be able to relive this history and excitement at a brand new museum dedicated to the art of cinema and the Oscar Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have taken a step toward realizing a museum dedicated to motion pictures and the creation of a new and unique cultural center for the city of Los Angeles.  The two organizations are discussing details for the Academy to begin developing plans for fundraising, design, exhibitions, visitor experience, and modifications for this historic museum.

The Academy will provide a much needed destination for cultural tourists and Angelenos to learn more about cinema. The new museum will be a world-class destination that is a tangible representation of the Academy’s mission. And the idea of the museum being part of a larger cultural center for the arts, is incredibly compelling to the Academy Board.

Plans by various groups to create a movie museum date back to the mid-1960s. Now the Academy will mount a new fundraising campaign for the museum, which will give visitors an entertaining and interactive experience illuminating the way movies reflect culture and the impact they have upon it. The museum is expected to feature both permanent and rotating exhibitions inside the facility’s 300,000 gross square feet.

Finally, the  industry will have a dedicated space where they can inform and excite people about the endless range and possibilities of motion pictures. This new facility will make the resources and activities even more visible and accessible all year round.

Stay tuned for more news and for the museums opening date!

WHAT: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum


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