February 8 2014 - August 31, 2014
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.

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. 

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.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

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: MultiPurpose 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

December 3, 2013
Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino
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

November 17 - 24, 2013
Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 
On a sun-drenched battlefield near Gettysburg, PA, at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery, President Abraham Lincoln delivered what would come to be one of the most iconic speeches in the history of the United States, if not the world.  November 19, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's address, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites you to join us for a week's worth of events commemorating the Gettysburg Address.   
For more information visit:  www.gettysburgaddress150.com
November 12, 2013
Civil War Sesquicentennial Presentations Battles of Chickamauga & Chattanooga presented by Mark DePue
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 7:00 p.m.  
The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online

November 2, 2013
Governor's Conference on Otto Kerner
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 8:30 a.m. 
A thorough reassessment of one of Illinois' most progressive governors of the 20th century:  Otto Kerner. 
Ticket price includes all panel sessions and lunch. Tickets are $35.00  Reserve Tickets Online

October 19, 2013
The SPOOKTACULAR Evening
The SPOOKTACULAR Evening is suitable for all ages (8:00 - 9:00 pm will be a more "spooky" time for older children) and includes historical characters "haunting" the exhibit journeys, special eerie lighting and music, a kids' costume contest, spooky storytelling, crafts and games!  (Children must be accompanied by adults, no adult costume with hood/mask is allowed.)
Where:  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 6:00pm - The event cost is $10.00 per family
MEMBERS ARE FREE:  Call 217-557-5589 to register.  Reserve Tickets

September 24, 2013
Joseph Smith Trial Reenactment and Panel Discussion
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 6:00 p.m. - Tickets are sold out for the theater. 

A video feed can be seen in the Multipurpose Room in the Library.  Tickets are $10.00  Reserve Tickets Online


September 23, 2013
Behind the Extraditions: Joseph Smith, the Man and the Prophet
Where: Nauvoo Historical Visitors Center - 7:30 p.m. - Tickets are sold out for the theaters for the Elder Dallin H. Oaks presentation.

A video feed is being arranged at the Stake Center at 380 Durphy Street in Nauvoo.  No tickets will be required.


August 22, 2013
The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Presentation by John Stauffer
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 6:30 p.m. - The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online


July 2, 2013
Gettysburg Campaign - A Civil War Sesquicentennial Presentation by Dr. Mark DePue
Where: Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 7:00 p.m. - The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online


June 13, 2013
Vicksburg Campaign - A Civil War Sesquicentennial Presentation by Dr. Mark DePue
Where: Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 7:00 p.m. - The event is free but requires reservations.  ALL RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN.


June 11, 2013
Author Jeanne presents ""Theoharis presents "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"
When Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of an Alabama bus, she wasn’t simply a seamstress tired from a long day of work and fed up with discrimination. She was also a determined activist who fully understood the consequences of her actions, as author Jeanne Theoharis will explain. Theoharis says her book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” is meant to look behind “the inspirational fable” of Rosa Parks’ life to examine her decades of activism, leadership and sacrifice.

Theoharis is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States.
Where: Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - 6:00 p.m. - Book Signing - 6:30 p.m. Lecture - The event is free but requires reservations.  Reserve Tickets Online


April 13, 14 & 15, 2013
One Destiny returns to the Presidential Museum
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 1:30 p.m.


January 15, 2013 through March of 2014
Boys In Blue: Part III - When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library launched the third phase of its popular “Boys in Blue” exhibit on January 15, 2013 with new pictures and documents that spotlight Civil War prisons and prisoners, immigrant and Jewish soldiers and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
"Boys in Blue: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?" also covers the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library


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