Presidents Come Alive

Ives, Jeff
February 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;2/9/2007, Vol. 85 Issue 18, p4
The article highlights the special effects at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Historians have taken advice from Hollywood and applied special effects to change the way children learn about U.S. presidents' lives. At the Mount Vernon museum, three wax statutes of George Washington are in display. The historical events during Washington's presidency that were enhanced by special-effects artists are described. The reactions of children visiting the museums are cited.


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