Ongoing​

Where: Union Station at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Complex.
This new exhibit will include key sets, costumes, and props from the movie Lincoln.

November 22, 2014 - February 28​, 2016
Undying Words:  Lincoln 1858-1865​
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
The opening of our next new exhibit:  Undying Words:  Lincoln 1858-1865 will be on November 22, 2014.  The exhibit will explore Lincoln's changing views through five key speeches.  The exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will feature amazing artifacts and interactive stations.  A section of this exhibit will focus on the assassination of our 16th president.

January - March 2015
Art Mural Tours
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 1:00 pm (Thursdays only)
During non-peak times visitors may sign-up for a discussion/tour about the graphic art within Journey I and II of the Museum.  
Free; Museum admission required.​ Reserve Tickets Online​

May 16, 2015
Fancy Nancy Soiree and Tea
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - 10am - 2pm
Bonjour everybody!  Come to the event of the season.  A Fancy Nancy Soiree and Tea with author Jane O'Connor.  Come in your fanciest tea party attire.  The Soiree will be from 10am-12pm, which include games, crafts, costume contest, author book signing, and much more.  At noon, enjoy as elegant tea party based on the Fancy Nancy books. Mother/daughter prize package provided by BJ Grand Salon & Spa.​ Reserve Tickets Online​

February 26, 2015
Evening With The Creators Series - How It All Began​
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Attend lecture sessions from the creators that made this museum so immersive and innovative.  A five-night event series that answers your Who, What, and Why question.  Reserve Tickets Online​

February 21, 2015
Family Day
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Story time at the Museum.  At 10:30am a civil war solider will be joining us to read a story.  Join in crafts and have a treat.  Museum admission required.

February 12, 2015
President Lincoln's Birthday
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Come celebrate President Lincoln's Birthday.  Throughout the day, we will have various activities, music, and numerous living history interpreters including Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.  At noon, the winner of the #LincolnSelfie Contest will be announced and guests will experience a balloon drop, filled with prizes.

February 5, 2015
Civil War Sesquicentennial by Mark DePue
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Petersburg Campaign:  In the spring of 1864 Ulysses Grant waged a relentless campaign in northern Virginia that left his army at the doorstep of Richmond and its important rail center of Petersburg.  But both Grant's and Lee's armies were near exhaustion by June.  What came next was a brutal ten month siege at Petersburg​, with the future of the nation at stake.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 27, 2015
Race, Courts, and Community Police Relations
Where Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum will host a roundtable panel discussion, open to the public, which will focus on and review not only the role of the grand jury in screening criminal indictments, but also current laws and the larger issues surrounding police and community relations.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

 
January 26, 2015
Common Core and You
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
You've heard of the Common Core, but what does it include and how does it connect to your museum or library?  The Illinois State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Illinois Association of Museums, invite museum and library professionals to discuss the development and implementation of the new Illinois Learning standards that integrate the Common Core Standards.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 29, 2015
Mary Lincoln:  Southern Girl, Northern Women by Stacy Pratt McDermott
Where Union Theater​ at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
One of America's most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women.  The story of her life presents a microcosm through which we can understand the complex and dramatic events of the nineteenth​ century.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 20​, 2015
Stories from the Stacks - Overland Journeys
Where Reading Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 5:15 pm, event begins at 5:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

January 19, 2015
Community Day
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
On Martin Luther King Day, all not-for-profits organizations may visit the museum free of charge.  Groups must book via the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau or call Tonya at 217-558-8939.  Purchase a pair of gloves from the Museum Gift Shop to be donated to the Springfield homeless and get a discount admission/membership.  Several community services planned.

January 10, 2015
Family Day:  Pajama​ Jam Drive-in
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - Free event - ​1:30 pm-4:00 pm
It's family day!  Come watch the "Cars" movie on the big screen at our indoor "drive-in' theater.  "Parking spaces" available, so make your own box car or bring your favorite picnic blanket.  Activities include story with Lincoln, crafts, snack and drive-in movie.

​December 21, 2014
Willie Lincoln's Birthday Party
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
You are invited to Willie Lincoln's birthday party!  Enjoy a birthday treat, play 19th Century games, and hear stories about the second - youngest Lincoln Son from historians and "Mary Lincoln" herself.  Items related to Willie's life, including letters written by him, will be on display.  A historian talk will happen at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the museum Plaza.

December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2016
Family Day/Share a Pair
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Share a Pair---of socks!  Enjoy $5 off admission cost/$10 off membership to the museum when you donate a brand new pair of socks.  All socks collected will be distributed to the students of District 186.  

December 9, 2014 
Origins of World War I by Mark DePue
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Before 1914, many in Europe believed that the world had become so civilized that large-scale war seemed very unlikely.  And yet, that summer, the assassination of just two people, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, plunged the entire world into a war of unprecedented scale and ferocity.  Historians have been arguing about the causes​ ever since.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

December 6, 2014
Story time/Crafts
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Join the fun with stories, crafts, and music.  The Eddy Flute Choir will be performing at 11:00 am in the museum Plaza.  At 3:00 pm, Civil War Santa will join us for story time, craft and cookie.

November 19, 2014 
Stories from the Stacks - Legislators
Where Reading Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 5:15 pm, event begins at 5:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

November 13, 14, 15, and 16
The Last Full Measure​
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - November 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at 3:00 p.m.
The Last Full Measure is written by Illinois author Ken Bradbury.  This one-act play, about Lincoln's final hours, is a powerful and moving piece of theater featuring Richard "Fritz" Klein as President Abraham Lincoln.  Each evening will include a musical performance - Thursday:  The Four Sopranos; Friday:  Ben Bedford; Saturday:  The Four Sopranos; and Sunday:  1st Illinois Volunteer Regimental Band.  
Tickets:  $12 for adults, $10 for members​

September 18 and 25 - October 7, 16, 23 and 29​
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 1:30 p.m.  
The events of Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865 as seen through the eyes of two men who worked at Ford's Theater in this
captivating, theatrical play
The event is free. You must obtain a ticket in front of Union Theater starting at 11:30 the day of show

October 18, 2014 
Spooktacular Evening With Abe
Where Presidential Museum at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A family Event FREE to Members!  Members R.S.V.P. to 217-557-5589.  Non-members can purchase a family ticket for $10.  Come and join us for a kid's costume contest, games, crafts, spooky storytelling, and haunting journeys.  

October 14, 2014 
Todd Brewster-Lincoln's Gamble Book
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm, discussion at 6:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

September 30, 2014 
Mary Todd Lincoln and Nineteenth Century Spiritualisms by Jean Baker
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm, discussion at 6:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

September 25-26, 2014
Conference on Illinois History
Where: Prairie Capital Convention Center 
Click here to view the conference brochure. 

September 23, 2014 
Treasures Book Release Party
Where: Library Atrium at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Library - a book that highlights eighty-five significant items in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library collection as it relates to Illinois history.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

​September 8, 2014
Remembering the Civil War, Caroline Janney
Where: Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Book signing at 6:00 p.m. Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

February 8 2014 - August 31, 2014
Annie Leibovitz  - Pilgrimage
Where: Illinois Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. 
Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of American's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp.  But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. 
"Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection.  Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination:  Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa.  They can scrutinize her close-up of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley.
Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage. " Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night on his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial.

June 21, July 19, August 16
Where:   Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 
Presidential Library will host three "thank you" parties for the troops as part of this summer's offer, featuring free refreshments, children's activities and visits from Civil War re-enactors.  The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is joining 2,000 other museums in offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from May 26 to September 1, Memorial Day through Labor Day.​

July 2, 8, 11, 15, 25, 29, August 2, 8, 9, 12, 15, 22, 2014 
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 1:30 p.m.  
The events of Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865 as seen through the eyes of two men who worked at Ford's Theater in this
captivating, theatrical play
The event is free. You must obtain a ticket in front of Union Theater starting at 11:30 the day of show

July 29 
Sherman in Georgia by Mark Depue
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Discussion at 7:00 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

July 24-27
Under the stars in Union Square park  - Show starts at 8:00 p.m.  
A musical honoring the spirit of the men and women who fought and lived through America's Civil War. Reserve Tickets Online    

June 14, 2014
Where:   Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. 
Join us for music, games and prizes.  Special appearance by Skai Jackson from Jessie on Disney Channel.
The event is free no reservations required.  Kid participants can visit Museum free with Disney wristbands.  Adults will receive $5.00 off the Full Experience tickets.
June 10, 2014 
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Multi-Purpose Room  - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Illinois State Historical Library, now the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

May 23, 2014 through May 2015
Boys In Blue: Part IV -  In Memory of Heroes.
The struggles of Civil War soldiers didn't always end with the war.  Many soldiers faced more troubles or risked their lives in new ways when they got home, a reality highlighted in the exhibit "Boys in Blue IV:  In Memory of Heroes"  
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

May 8, 2014 
Battle of Wilderness and Spotsylvania presentation by Dr. Mark DePue
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Discussion at 7:00 p.m.  

April 26, 2014 
Marian Anderson Concert
Where: The Plaza at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Museum and box office open at 6:30 p.m. - Concert at 7:30 p.m.  
Tickets:  $12 for adults, $10 for members, children 0-12 free.  Purchase Tickets Online

April 23, 2014 
The Power of Music in the Civil War - Christian McWhirter
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Book signing at 6:00 p.m. - Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

April 9, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19, 2014 
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 1:30 p.m.  
The events of Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865 as seen through the eyes of two men who worked at Ford's Theater in this captivating, theatrical play. 
The event is free. You must obtain a ticket in front of Union Theater starting at 11:30 the day of show.

April 3, 2014 
Shawn Michelle Smith - Pictures and Progress:  Early Photography and the making of African American Identity
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - Book signing at 6:00 p.m. - Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

March 27, 2014
Roundtable Discussion - Women and the Right to Vote:  Does It Matter?
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum -  Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

February 25, 2014
Mark Pohlad - Pilgrimage to Lincoln Sculptures
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum -  Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

February 23, 2014
The Barber and The President
Where: Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at 2:00 p.m.  
This program is for children and adults.
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

February 12, 2014
Book Signing with Historian Michael Burlingame and Photographer Robert Shaw
Where: Gift Shop at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  
Michael Burlingame and Robert Shaw will be signing their book, A Day Long to be Remembered:  Lincoln in Gettysburg.

February 11, 2014
"Of Mutual Interest - Lincoln and Mexico"
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 3:30 p.m.  
A one-act theater presentation.
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online 

January 30, 2014
Ken Martis - Regions, Parties and Voting:  The Presidential Elections of Abraham Lincoln
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum -  Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

January 16, 2014
Brenda Wineapple - Ecstatic Nation:  Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - Book Signing at 6:00 p.m., Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online
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