The Lincoln Collection Exhibit

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is closely linked with President Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the museum was founded following the 1921 discovery of several silver serving pieces from the President’s rail car.

Artifacts from his life and his legacy in uniting the United States are at the core of the museum’s collection. The Lincoln Collection encompasses artifacts from the 16th president’s life and death, including furniture from his rail car, photographs, lithographs, busts, fabrics and medallions. The collection memorializes and celebrates the life of Lincoln, who – upon signing the Pacific Railway Act – became Union Pacific’s founding father.

Exhibit Highlights:
  • View a rocking chair that was in Lincoln’s law office in Springfield, Illinois.
  • View the precious silver and unique furniture from President Lincoln’s rail car.
     

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  • Lincoln Collection - Drummer Boy

    Drummer Boy - oil painting on wood, artist unknown. From President Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection - Lighthouse and Ships

    Lighthouse and Ships - oil painting on wood, artist unknown. From President Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection - Eagle Painting

    Eagle - oil painting on wood, artist unknown. From President Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection - George Washington Dream Painting

    George Washington Dream, artist unknown, from Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection - Silver Service

    Silver service, from Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection - Trundle Bed Sofa

    Trundle bed sofa, from Lincoln's rail car.

  • Lincoln Collection -Lincoln Family Portrait
  • Lincoln Collection - War Generals
  • Lincoln Collection -Marble Bust

    Trained artist and Civil War nurse Sarah Fisher Ames created this1862 marble bust.