Kentucky's Lincoln watch going to Reagan library


Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A pocket watch once owned by President Lincoln that is kept in a Kentucky museum is headed to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
The gold watch with Lincoln's initials is one of the top attractions at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The time piece is going to the Reagan Library to be part of a temporary exhibit, "The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln," beginning in June.
Lincoln's watch had a small role in the recent Steven Spielberg film "Lincoln." Sound engineers from the movie production traveled to Kentucky last year to record the watch's ticking sound for the film.
It has been removed from display in Kentucky and will be taken to California by two history center staffers.

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