Abe Lincoln exhibit at Old Jail Museum in Smethport marks 200th anniversary of president’s birth

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey

Since this year marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in a log cabin in Hardin, Ky., an exhibit honoring the sixteenth president has opened in the Feature Room of the McKean County Historical Society’s Old Jail Museum in Smethport.

A lifesize cardboard cutout of Lincoln at the door of the museum’s gift shop beckons visitors to view the displays in the next room. Prominent among the displays are two mannequins of Lincoln, the nation’s tallest president at 6’4”, and Mary Lincoln, both attired in nineteenth century fashions.  Read more »