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Hidden History: Artifacts from Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

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HARTFORD--This week marks 150 years since his death, but a piece of President Abraham Lincoln's is right here in Hartford.

Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, and died the next day from his wounds.

On this week's Hidden History, photojournalist Mike Townsend takes us to the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford for an exhibit of artifacts from the day of Lincoln's assassination.

The Lincoln artifacts will be on display at the Historical Society Museum until June 20. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free for Historical Society members and kids under 5. It is also free for all on the first Saturday of each month. On other days it costs $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children and students.

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