"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" portrayed the 16th president as a super hero figure who fought to stop vampires from taking over the United States. (Photo facebook.com/alvh)
By Beth Whisman
SPRINGFIELD - Lincoln historians didn't necessaritly embrace the historic fiction that was the summer movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." However, the 16th president's museum and library could very well host a few vampires and zombies next month.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is planning a "Spooktacular Evening with Abe" for Oct. 18. Families are invited to wear Halloween costumes for the event. It costs $10 per family and tickets must be purchased in advance.
The event will include historical figures "haunting" the exhibits, eerie lighting and music, spooky stories and a costume contest with prizes for kids. There will be a special showing of the "Ghosts of the Library" program and refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.