If you have an extra hour it is worth the time and $10 to pay the museum a visit. Some interesting items. If you like civil war history you will like the museum.
I have had the opportunity to visit the Columns Museum a couple of times. Seeing the Lincoln Flag was awesome as well as the other historical things. I especially like the heat radiator with little shelves to keep food warm.
The Columns Museum is a great place to visit. The Museum Director, Lori Strelecki, beholds a tremendous amount of historical information and is excited about sharing it with all who visit. The Museum and the Historical Society hosts programs and events at their beautiful location and Lori continues to volunteer her time to educate our seniors at Twin Cedar's about... More
In the last few years I have done a lot of reading into the life of President Lincoln. I ahve tried to visit some of the sites that were important in his life. I never realized that there were so many artifacts close to my home. This is a great museum and is something that should be on every Lincoln... More
$5 and you see a piece of history- the flag that was placed under Lincoln's head after he was shot! Wow. That's a great item and a cheap price. They have 3 rooms downstairs with artifacts and about 4 upstairs. It takes about an hour, but it's a great place to check out.
The town historical society has gathered a nice little collection of artifacts here. Not extensive, but interesting on a small scale. The only really museum quality items are those related to Lincoln's death in the Ford Theater. Seeing his blood on the flag they wrapped around his head to stench the bleeding that night is a very powerful experience. I... More
This museum is full of historical items. Of course the Lincoln Flag is highlighted, but there are a number of other interesting artifacts from the area as well. Worth the visit; you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I have been here a couple of times. The first time on a self guided tour, and it was great. The house is amazing. The second time we had a girl in a historical outfit give us a tour and it was somewhat cloying and annoying, and also political - I do not even think she realized it. However, I... More
The "Lincoln Flag" is awesome...quite chilling to see the actual blood-stained flag that cradled Lincoln after he was shot! There is a lot of history in this lovely museum. Really enjoyed the camp room on the 2nd floor: letters from boys were a riot! The whole museum is very nicely arranged. Knowledgeable, pleasant guides are available to answer all your... More
The person told us about the story of the blood stained flag and spoke a little about the actors that had been in The play and used a decrative flag that was hanging nearby to put under president Lincolns head. We were permitted to roam the rest of the house at our leisure.
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