Nation’s Library Celebrates Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

lincoln1When Barack Obama on Tuesday places his hand on the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used for his March 1861 inauguration, not only will the 44th president be paying homage to his Illinois predecessor, but also, in a small way, the Library of Congress.

It’s the home of the historic book and also where some of Obama’s papers likely will land one day, as the 209-year-old federal institution compiles and records the cultural and creative history of Americans.

With such rich history housed inside its walls, the Library of Congress was a fitting venue for “Good Morning America” to broadcast its inaugural coverage on Monday and Tuesday.

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