akyjourneyFRANKFORT, KY (11/9/12) – A pocket watch that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and is now in the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) collections is featured in Steven Spielberg’s newest film. “Lincoln” opens in limited release today and nationwide Friday, Nov. 16.
 
KHS was contacted in May by Ben Burtt, an Academy Award-winning sound designer working on the film. The sound team was dedicated to incorporating as many historically accurate sounds as possible that Lincoln would have actually heard in his lifetime – including the ticking of his pocket watch.
 
KHS Director of Museum Collections and Exhibitions Trevor Jones was reluctant to participate at first.
 
“Although I very much wanted to help, I was initially skeptical. Lincoln’s watch is an iconic artifact at KHS and is irreplaceable,” Jones said. “I was concerned that winding it could cause damage and I wasn’t going to risk a signature artifact.”
 
Closer examination by staff and experts determined that the watch is still in perfect mechanical working order. This summer, a sound technician visited Frankfort to record the ticking of the pocket watch at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
 
The watch and a recording of its ticking are now on display in KHS’s signature exhibition, “A Kentucky Journey,” through Saturday, Dec. 8.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chelsea Compton

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11559

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 6919

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5667

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4789

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3938

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11559

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8766

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 6919

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3511

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1430

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1207

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1156

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 947

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 898

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 752

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 678

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 610

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd