150 years ago this weekend, the era of slavery came to a close in America with the ratification of the 13th Amendment.
That anniversary is not lost on the powers that be at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Spokesman Chris Wills says the Springfield museum will bring a key historic document out of storage for the occasion.
Wills says museum visitors will also have a chance to see the film that profiled the legislative battle that paved the way for America to break the chains of slavery.
The Lincoln Presidential Library copy of the amendment is considered rare and fragile. It's signed by more than 100 lawmakers who voted for it, in addition to Lincoln. It will be on display through Dec. 28.