Ep.34> Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Springfield IL

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library > Springfield IL

Now I am not a huge museum fan but I am a huge fan of knowledge so I do attend museums on a regular basis, but this is a museum of the future. If all museums were like this, everyone who visits would learn a lot. Not only does this include artifacts but it also has contemporary art, original clothing, interactive story telling, and individual journeys to bring you into the world of Abe Lincoln. It was fantastic. it was like visiting Universal Studios or something.

My favorite part of this museum is the Ghosts Of The Library, presented by AT&T. It was unreal. I did not expect this at all! Easily one of the best experiences of the trip simply because of how unique it was. There was a guy who was telling us a story and that was interesting at first but then things started happening, ghosts started appearing right in front of your eyes and it was literally like ‘HOW ARE THEY DOING THIS?!?’ Well the best people to explain this amazing show say this …. >

Ghosts of the Library is a dramatic and magical special effects presentation that uses Holavision® to capture the exciting sense of discovery that scholars and curators feel as they approach a great research collection. Holavision® is a proprietary BRC Imagination Arts-owned technology that allows the storyteller to appear to control history around him. In addition, Holavision® permits the magical “fade away” or disappearance of the on-stage actor, with astonishing impact to audiences of all ages. The ghosts of Lincoln and his contemporaries momentarily appear and disappear, their transparent images drifting through the “Library.” A quill rises from a library table and begins to write in the air, in Lincoln’s handwriting.


(All photographs taken by Matthew Comer unless otherwise stated. Portraits of Matthew courtesy of Leah Mitchell. Music courtesy of Me Vs Hero)

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Ep.35 > Lincoln Tomb

Previous Posts >
Ep.1> Day 1> Welcome to Chicago / Mercadito
Ep.2> Day 1> The Second City
Ep.3> Day 2> Breakfast at Ina’s
Ep.4> Day 2> The T-Shirt Deli
Ep.5> Day 2> Manchester United are in Chicago
Ep.6> Day 2> Transformers 3
Ep.7> Day 2> Cloud Gate aka The Bean
Ep.8> Day 2>
The Crown Fountain
Ep.9> Day 2> The John Hancock Observatory! with Lavazza
Ep.10> Day 2> Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Ep.11> Day 2> Navy Pier
Ep.12> Day 2> Hard Rock Café
Ep.13> Day 2> The Blackstone Renaissance
Ep.14> Day 3> Lou Mitchell’s Diner
Ep.15> Day 3> My Ride > Thanks Chevrolet
Ep.16> Day 3> Joliet Area Historical Museum + Joliet Correctional Center
Ep.17> Day 3> The Launching Pad, Wilmington IL
Ep.18> Day 3> The Gemini Giant, Wilmington IL
Ep.19> Day 3> My Arrival In Pontiac IL
Ep.20> Day 3> Delongs Casual Dining, Pontiac IL
Ep.21> Day 3>
Road Trip Supplies on Route 66
Ep.22> Day 3> On The Road
Ep.23> Day 3> ABC News Interview
Ep.24> Day 3> Route 66 Drive-In Theatre
Ep.25> Day 4> Bill Shea’s Gas Station
Ep.26> Day 4> Cosy Dog Drive In, Route 66
Ep.27> Day 4> Doc’s Soda Fountain, Deck’s Drug Store
Ep.28> Day 4> Weezy’s, Route 66
Ep.29> Day 4> The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
Ep.30> Day 4> Wooden Nickel – Winery & Saloon, Route 66
Ep.31> Day 4> Route 66 by Night!
Ep.32> Day 5> Route 66 Hotel & Conference Centre
Ep.33> Day 5> Jungle Jim’s

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