For the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, LifeFormations created almost 50 lifelike figures representing key moments throughout the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The exhibits are fully immersive, and museum guests are encouraged to walk through the life-size dioramas, stepping back into emotionally charged and often ugly scenes from the US Civil War era.
Historical accuracy was of the utmost importance. The figures were sculpted using all available reference – from written descriptions, to drawings to the few surviving photographs of the subject matter. Additionally, every costume was though of as a piece of history. Our team worked with antique fabric houses to collect and verify the authenticity or likeness of fabrics used in each costumes.
Since opening in April 2005, the museum has consistently ranked as the most visited state-controlled presidential museum in the U.S. and has been honored with an award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association.