Visitors can watch film throughout “Region United, Nation Divided” exhibit
Visitors of the Indiana Welcome Center will be able to view the film “Saving Lincoln” in the In-Vision Theater at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout the “Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln” exhibit.
“Saving Lincoln” is based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln and his close friend, Ward Hill Lamon, who was Lincoln’s self-appointed bodyguard following the first assassination attempt on Lincoln’s life. The film runs 101 minutes and is free to watch.
The exhibit, which runs through April 30, features hundreds of photographs, artifacts and reproductions of Northwest Indiana regiment battle flags. Additionally, there is a reproduction of Lincoln’s funeral train and map as well as the Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibit, The Faces of Lincoln.
The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments, architectural icons and sites with Civil War ties that are related to the brave men and women from the region who sacrificed during the most pivotal period in our nation’s history. The trail serves as a guide for visitors who wish to pay their respects to the veterans and learn the stories of their humanity and sacrifice during and after the war.
The Indiana Welcome Center is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, Indiana 46323. For more information on the exhibit or the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail, visit www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail.