Booth Statue Removed From Lincoln Museum

(Springfield, IL)  —  John Wilkes Booth is no longer a part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.  A spokesman yesterday said the museum’s new director decided Booth’s statue was ‘inappropriate.’  The Booth statue was a feature from the first day of the museum.  He used to stand far behind President Lincoln in the museum’s main gallery.  Some visitors say it’s ridiculous to get rid of the statue.