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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U. S. President, Abraham Lincoln, the course of the American Civil War. Combining traditional scholarship with 21st-century showmanship techniques, the museum ranks as one of the most visited presidential libraries, its library, in addition to housing an extensive collection on Lincoln houses the collection of the Illinois State Historical Library, founded by the state in 1889. The library and museum is located in the state capital of Springfield, is overseen as an agency of state government, it is not affiliated with the U. S. National Archives and its system of libraries; the museum contains life-size dioramas of Lincoln's boyhood home, areas of the White House, the presidential box at Ford's Theatre, the settings of key events in Lincoln's life, as well as pictures and other memorabilia. Original artifacts are changed from time to time, but the collection includes items like the original hand written Gettysburg Address, a signed Emancipation Proclamation, his glasses and shaving mirror, Mary Todd Lincoln's music box, items from her White House china, her wedding dress, more.

The permanent exhibits are divided into two different stages of the president's life, called "Journey One: The Pre-Presidential Years", "Journey Two: The Presidential Years", a third, the "Treasures Gallery". Temporary exhibits rotate periodically. Past exhibits have dealt with the Civil Stephen A. Douglas; as of February 2014, a collection of Annie Leibovitz's photography, including photos of Lincoln's items, is on display. One of the museum's permanent exhibits, Campaign of 1860, includes modern-style television updates on the campaign's progress from the late Meet the Press anchor Tim Russert. Another of the permanent exhibits, "The Civil War in Four Minutes," displays a large animated map which displays the changing battle lines of the Civil War in four minutes. In addition to its exhibits, the Lincoln Museum runs two special effects theater shows, Lincoln's Eyes and Ghosts of the Library; the "Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story From Primary Sources", is the home of the Lincoln Collection Digitization Project, a thematic online resource that features a 360-degree online view of his hat.

Burbank, California-based BRC Imagination Arts, led by Bob Rogers, was responsible for all of the permanent exhibits and presentations, theaters, lifelike figures and full-immersion historical settings. The Lincoln Presidential Library is a research library which houses books and artifacts related to Lincoln's life and the American Civil War. In addition to the works associated with Lincoln and his era, the library houses the collection of the Illinois State Historical Library and serves as a premier repository of books, pamphlets and other materials of historical interest pertaining to the history of the state of Illinois. While the library is open to the public, its rare collection is non-circulating. A reading room, named the Steve Neal Reading Room in honor of Illinois historical journalist Steve Neal, is open to the public; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, until it was made into an independent state agency in 2017.

Historian and former director of several presidential libraries, Richard Norton Smith, served as the museum and library's Founding Executive Director. In 2010, Eileen R. Mackevich, MBE, was appointed director by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Mackevich served as the Executive Director of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, she was active as a broadcast journalist and talk show host on Chicago public radio, was the co-founder of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Mackevich's objectives were to raise money, attract more international interest, she served until in 2015. In 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Alan Lowe as director of the library, he served as Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas before accepting his position at the ALPLM; as First Lady of Illinois, Lura Lynn Ryan became a major fundraiser and the Library's first chairwoman. She launched the fundraising for the library by raising $250,000. Ryan organized a program in which Illinois schoolchildren collected pennies for the construction of the presidential library, which raised $47,000 dollars.

Ryan was appointed to the 14-member Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to commemorate the 200th birthday of former U. S. President Abraham Lincoln in 2009, she served on the commission from 2001 to 2010. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is located in Springfield, Illinois, in the historic downtown section, near many other Lincoln cultural sites; the presidential library opened on October 14, 2004, the museum opened on April 19, 2005. Until 1970, Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C. was designated as the "Lincoln Museum". The buildings which now house the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are in three separate structures; each structure encompasses one city block. Two of the buildings, the museum and the library, are separated by a street and connected above the street level by an enclosed walkway; the entrance of each building features a rotunda, reflective of the dome on the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield, where Lincoln served four terms as a legislator.

Both structures were designed by the architectural firm HOK. The third building, the former Springfield Union Station, had been adapted to serve as the museum's visitor center. However, since early 2014, the station has, housed an

Shih Tzu

A Shih Tzu, is a toy dog breed, weighing from 4 to 7.25 kilograms when grown. The breed was developed in China; the Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with large dark brown eyes. They have a long double coat. Although sometimes long, a Shih Tzu will not always have lengthy hair like the Pekingese; some of them have more short, curly hair. This is purely a choice made by the owners. A Shih Tzu should stand no more than 26.7 cm at the withers and with an ideal weight of 4.5 to 7.3 kg. Floppy ears are covered with long fur, the furred tail is carried curled over the back; the coat may be of any color, though white and with blazes of grey are seen. A noticeable feature is the underbite, required in the breed standard; the traditional long silky coat, which tends to reach the floor, requires daily brushing to avoid tangles. Because of their long coat and fast-growing hair, regular grooming is necessary, which may be expensive and should be taken into account when considering adopting one of this breed; the coat is clipped short to simplify care, but the coat still requires daily brushing.

For conformation showing, the coat must be left in its natural state, though trimming for neatness around the feet and anus is allowed. The shorter cut is called a "puppy cut" or a "teddy bear cut" when the puppy cut is accompanied by a fuller, rounder face, resembling a cute and cuddley stuffed animal. Although an individual Shih Tzus temperament varies from dog to dog, the breed has a personality and temperament, loyal, affectionate and alert, they tend to be possessive around other dogs. Training and proper socializing must start at a young age for the Shih Tzu to obey basic commands, for the Shih Tzu is prone to stubbornness when it comes to training. While the Shih Tzu is an excellent watchdog because of its alert and active nature, it was not bred for this purpose. Unlike the Lhasa Apso, bred to be a sentinel dog that enjoys high perches and is wary of strangers, the Shih Tzu prefers to be close to its companions and will offer strangers its affection; because of its friendly nature, the Shih Tzu tends to interact well with other dogs and with children and adults.

They do well with singles and families with older children. They may be a little temperamental with hyper or larger breeds, but the Shih Tzu gets along well with other pets, they are well behaved and suitable for families. The Shih Tzu comes in a range of colours that include various shades of gold, white and black. Other colours include black mask gold and white, solid black, solid liver and white, white and white, grey and white. Thus, when two Shih Tzu mate, there is a possibility that their offspring's coat will be similar to the sire's color, dam's color, tricolor, or a mix of both parents' color in one classification. An interesting point is that while the coat color of those with black pigmented skin is determined by the color of the coat itself. Thus, a parti colored Shih Tzu with blue pigment is a "blue and white" regardless of the tint of the hair which might well appear similar to a gold and white or other colors; the same principle applies to solid blue and silver and white. Sometimes you might see dark brown pigments between the armpits.

The coat color changes. The typical fine and silky Shih Tzu coat has been listed by many popular dog information websites as being hypoallergenic. In comparison with many other breeds, Shih Tzu do not shed to the same degree, only losing small amounts when bathed or brushed, it is the dog's saliva that trigger most allergic reactions. Allergists do recognize that, at times, a particular allergy patient will be able to tolerate a particular dog; the Shih Tzu coat is said to fall out only when just said to shed. The coat may be wavy or coarse; the name comes from the Chinese language word for "lion" because this kind of dog was bred to resemble "the lion, as depicted in traditional oriental art". "Shih Tzu" is the Wade-Giles romanization of the Chinese characters 獅子. In contemporary China, Pinyin is the predominant system of romanization; the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation is SHIRR-dzə. Though the Wade-Giles system is regarded as less intuitive, "Shih Tzu" is a useful linguistic example of both of two cases where the Wade-Giles scheme reflects the use of a syllabic fricative after a corresponding consonant cluster in modern Mandarin.

This is a unique phonological feature that does not appear in any other known modern language in their standardized form. Indeed, though the exact classification is still debated, linguists agree that these sounds cannot be represented by conventional symbols in the IPA. However, the use of a syllabic fricative is observed in informal English with the paralinguistic expression "Shh!", which may serve as a guide to the pronunciation of "Shih". In the modern Chin

Matthew Hutchins

Matthew Hutchins is a New Zealand swimmer who has qualified to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the men's 400 metre freestyle. Hutchins was born on 19 September 1994 in Blenheim, New Zealand, educated at Lincoln High School, near Christchurch, he attends the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States on a scholarship. He has Laura. Matthew now makes Tik-Toks professionally, with an estimated net worth of $780,000 USD, is attempting to make a break into the media world, he has been described as "the thinking man's Shaun Mendes." Hutchins changed the genre of his Tik tok videos to rap in order to boost his social media following and live up to Kanye west’s Pablo album. Hutchins aspires to “bang” a kardashian such as his idol. Hutchins is a member of the Wharenui Swim Club, he competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Isle of Man, where he won four medals in the swimming events. Hutchins took the gold medal in the 400 metre freestyle, silver medals in both the 200 metre freestyle and the 1500 metre freestyle events, was part of the New Zealand team that won the bronze medal in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay.

Hutchins represented the Wisconsin Badgers at the 2016 NCAA Division I swimming championships held in Atlanta, Georgia winning a bronze medal in the 1,650 yards freestyle event, improving his personal best by five seconds in the process. During the meet he beat his previous personal best time in the 500 yards freestyle, in which he placed sixth with a school record time of 4 minutes 13.35 seconds. He won All-American honours in both disciplines. At the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials held in Toronto, the second official trial for New Zealand swimmers to meet the qualifying times for 2016 Summer Olympics, Hutchins completed his heat of the 400 metre freestyle event in a time of three minutes 49.84 seconds, over half a second faster than the FINA A qualifying standard for Rio. He beat the qualifying standard again during the B Final of the event, which he won in a time of three minutes 50.12 seconds. On 15 April 2016, Hutchins was named as one of five Olympic debutants in a squad of eight swimmers to represent New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He competed in the men's 400 metre freestyle but did not advance beyond his heat