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Lincoln museum to display iconic stovepipe hat

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

A stovepipe hat worn by Abraham Lincoln is on display at the Springfield, Ill., library and museum that bear his name.

The hat will be displayed along with a scrap of paper on which Lincoln wrote his idea of democracy, which included the words: "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master."

Museum officials sayit's possible that Lincoln stored the scrap of paper inside the band of his beaver-fur hat.

Lincoln was known totuck letters inside hishatband, but officials say they'll leave it to museum visitors to judge whether they believe the note's folds suggest it once was carried there.

The items will be on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for about six months.

London Olympic Park to host concerts

London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public for a series of summer rock concerts.

The London Legacy Development Corporation said the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with Live Nation Entertainment. Headliners for the festivals have not yet been announced.

Live Nation also will hold other concerts in the park's Olympic Stadium over the summer after gaining exclusive rights to the venue.

The 560-acre site of the 2012 Summer Games is due to reopen to the public in stages between July and early 2014.

Live Nation is leaving its previous venue in London's Hyde Park after friction over noise and timing restrictions. Last summer, fans were angered when officials pulled the plug on a Bruce Springsteen-Paul McCartney duet in mid-song.

- Wire reports

 

 
 


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