Memorial Day 2015 – In Honor of Abraham Lincoln

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 22, 2015

in CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS

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This Memorial Day 2015 – In Honor of Abraham Lincoln, The Feather Place is proud to have helped in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and funeral with a historic reenactment of his final trip from Washington DC to Springfield IL.

In collaboration with the Tombstone Hearse & Trike LLC and The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, The Feather Place was contracted to supply all of the ostrich feather products needed to decorate the full scale replica of Abraham Lincoln’s Hearse that was used for the 2015 Lincoln funeral re-enactment and procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial Day 2015 - In Honor of Abraham Lincoln

Heavy weight black ostrich boas from The Feather Place were used on the very large and decorative hearse that had been destroyed by fire in 1887. Below you see the unfinished coach built by the Tombstone Hearse & Trike LLC with the help of skilled craftsmen including Eric Hollenbeck and his students at the Blue Ox Mill School in California, a unique vocational school for combat veterans. This magnificent replica is now on display in Downtown Springfield Illinois.

Memorial Day 2015 - In Honor of Abraham Lincoln

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