Although it’s been 154 years, the memories still lay fresh in the minds of many generations that followed the fateful event.
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Just secured to its trailer in the dim light of a storage shed, the 19th century Leviathan locomotive looks immense and impressive. It is a representation of the 1865 Lincoln Funeral Train engine (Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive 331) that transported Abraham Lincoln’s body from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Ill., …
Most Americans know this history about the assassination of Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. However, less well known is the story of Lincoln’s last journey by rail…
The operating 4-4-0 replica of one of the locomotives in the first transcontinental railroad 150 years ago is being redecorated to represent the PRR engine that pulled the Lincoln Funeral Train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.
Jim Morrison joins the National Christmas Center in its move to the Star Barn Village.
Unlike many Lancaster artists, Liz Hess never painted the Star Barn when it sat along Route 283 in its dilapidated glory for so many years.
Nearly 100 years later, the young Lititz artist David Brumbach turned that barn into the iconic art image when he began doing paintings and drawings of the distinctive Star Barn. Now, more than 40 years later, Brumbach’s paintings grace the gallery of the famous Star Barn. The barn has made a journey from its spot along the highway to the lush Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown.