Pontiac, Illinois: Abe Lincoln Hair Strands

Tiny strands of Abraham Lincoln's hair are preserved and visible under a magnifier. The museum exhibits other obscure items.

Livingston County Historical Society

Address:
115 W. Howard St., Pontiac, IL
Hours:
M-F 9-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
815-844-5847
Admission:
Free.
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Abe Lincoln hair.

Abe Lincoln Hair Strands

At the Pontiac Historical Exhibit housed inside the courthouse, they have one of Abe Lincoln's beard hairs, preserved under a magnifier. They have other weird stuff like the teeth of dead prison inmates and a stuffed coyote named Tina.

[Ben Perdue, 06/17/2016]
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