John Wilkes Booth is a villain in history. Yet, he had a prominent spot in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.
Since the facility opened in 2005, a sinister statue of Booth shadowed the Lincoln family as visitors entered the main plaza. But that's not the case anymore.
Spokesman Chris Wills said a decision was made to remove the statue. “The leadership here…talked it over, listened to what guests had to say and staff, and decided that wasn’t the appropriate place to deal with John Wilkes Booth and what he did.”