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NPS Ranger Yana Jaffe and our 16th U.S. president, whose birthday falls on Feb. 12.
Rebecca Sheir
NPS Ranger Yana Jaffe and our 16th U.S. president, whose birthday falls on Feb. 12.

Just in time for President Abraham Lincoln's 202nd birthday, a historical tourist attraction is heading back to Ford's Theatre: the original overcoat the president wore when he was shot. Rebecca Sheir talks with National Park Service Ranger Yana Jaffe about the coat's new "time-share:" it spends half the year in conservation storage, and half the year in the Theatre's lobby for the public to observe.

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