Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PART 1: "Lincoln the Final Journey" Exhibit : Casket, Band

On Sat. April  18 we visited the "Lincoln the Final Journey" Exhibit at Baltimore's B&O Railroad museum. 
This is part one of our Museum tour and the event.  

Rob, Jeff and Tom

A Union Troop band played at the service

Trains lined the rotunda

President Lincoln's casket with Confederate and Union Soliders guarding









We were jointed by our friend Jeff and saw the re-enactment of the funeral of President Lincoln (whose body was transported by train from Washington, DC to his home state of Illinois).

THE EXHIBIT -
The "War Came By Train" exhibit, which marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death. The production featured re-enactments of Lincoln's funeral cortege, a
A likeness of Lincoln in state


A likeness of Lincoln in state
replica casket, Civil War soldier re-enactors and funeral music played by the Federal City Brass Band. 

THE CASKET- Tom overheard that the museum had the replica casket made to look exactly like the one that President Lincoln was buried in. Lincoln's casket was made of walnut with lead lining, covered with white satin and framed with silver plates. There was also a life-like mannequin of the President in the casket and people walked by to pay their respects.



25 SECOND VIDEO OF THE FEDERAL CITY BRASS BAND: https://youtu.be/tnHBFpi_Rgo 
  

NEXT: THE TRAIN AND THE JOURNEY

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14