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- Feb. 12-16: Ford's Theatre Open House
- Feb. 12-16: National Archives Displays Emancipation Proclamation
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Lincoln was the first president whose career could be captured by photography, as seen in this exhibit of mostly photos.
A top hat and a split fence rail are among the museum's extensive collection of artifacts pertaining to the 16th president.
Two exhibits show the real Abraham Lincoln, fashioned from words, alongside the monumental one forged from myth.
PHOTOS: Ford's Theatre, Susan Biddle/For The Washington Post; Portrait, National Portrait Gallery; Hat, National Museum of American History; Statue, Craig Harmon/AP