Lincoln Carriage Headed To DC

Mar 5, 2015

A South Bend museum is lending a carriage once belonging to President Abraham Lincoln to a museum in Washington, D.C.  

The Lincoln carriage is being moved Thursday from the Studebaker National Museum to the National Museum of American History. The South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/1Gn7fJ2 ) reports it will be on display at the Smithsonian museum this spring in an exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the president's assassination.  

The carriage carried Lincoln and his wife to Ford's Theatre, where he was shot on April 14, 1865.  

Clement Studebaker, a founder of the Studebaker company, bought the carriage from a doctor who purchased it from Lincoln's son, and added it to the company's collection of historical vehicles.  

The carriage is now on permanent display in the Studebaker museum's presidential carriage exhibit.