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Lincoln Museum Goes High-Tech with History

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Lincoln Museum Goes High-Tech with History

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Lincoln Museum Goes High-Tech with History

Lincoln Museum Goes High-Tech with History

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Ghosts of the Library is a high-tech exhibit that combines a live actor with ghostly holographic images to explain what goes on in a presidential library. BRC Imagination Arts hide caption

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The new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Ill., brings together authentic artifacts and flashy multimedia installations. Traditionalist curators argue that glitzy technology is inappropriate, but others believe it's the right approach for the 21st century. The museum is slated to open in April.

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