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The Treasures Gallery presented by The Louise and Barry Taper Family Foundation
As you leave Journey Two, you will encounter The Treasures Gallery. Here you can view dozens of actual items that were a part of the Lincolns' lives. Family photos, china and crystal from the White House, and other artifacts from the collection form part of this in-depth display that helps to put you in touch with the personal lives of the Lincolns.
In the center of this gallery stands a large cylindrical wall – in effect an upturned stovepipe that rises about 15 feet, a hushed vault with a high ceiling. It houses a gallery inside the gallery, the inner sanctum for some of the greatest Lincoln artifacts.
Because you have just finished walking through Lincoln's life in "The Journey," a close-up view of these historic items stirs the heart and mind. Pause as you exit to gaze upon a monumental plaster head of Lincoln by Gutzon Borglum, who later designed Mount Rushmore. This face, and the other treasures, should leave you with a deeper appreciation and understanding of Lincoln's amazing and moving ideas, plus a feeling of personal connection to the history.
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