An exhibit about the award-winning movie "Lincoln" will open at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois on Friday. Museum officials say film director Steven Spielberg generally doesn't preserve sets from his movies, but "Lincoln" was so special he made an exception.
The sets, costumes and props arrived at the museum on loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studios.
Meanwhile, the couch where socialite Mary Todd received a gangly young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln will be restored. The Springfield Art Association has raised more than $4,500 to save the 180-year-old sofa. The unveiling of the restored couch will be February 11.
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