Lincoln Library opens in Springfield

The Lincoln Library has opened, with the museum slated to open later this year. The interesting thing about local stories (see this one, and this one) is that they have nothing at all to say about the library's holdings, present or future, or why a scholar might want to visit.

Also of interest: the late reporter who crusaded to have Richard Norton Smith made director of the facility has an oil portrait hanging in one of the rooms.

Draw your own conclusions.