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Kibbe Hancock Museum honors Lincoln's 204th birthday

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CARTHAGE, Ill. (WGEM) -

Abraham Lincoln would have turned 204 years old Tuesday and one tri-state county celebrated the occasion.

Carthage Community Development joined The Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage to honor Lincoln's birthday.

Officials say the museum has an exhibit that highlights the 16th president's connection to Hancock County, and it was opened for the celebration.

"Our displays have been to try and tie Lincoln's life to what was happening in the local area during each phase as he grew from young manhood up until his assassination and his burial a short time after that," said museum board president Tim Tomlinson. 

Officials say the museum will reopen for its normal season starting in the spring.

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