SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and Illinois is celebrating by sealing up a time capsule and taking pictures of life across the state.
Lincoln would have turned 201 on Friday.
To mark the occasion, officials are preparing a time capsule that will be stored at the Lincoln Presidential Library. It will include items such as birthday cards, photos and documents from the celebration of his 200th birthday.
The time capsule is supposed to be opened in 2109.
The Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois will also help celebrate. They’re shooting Lincoln-themed pictures around the state on Friday and will post the images online.