November 22, 2014 - February 28, 2016:  Now open: Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865.  The exhibit explores Lincoln’s changing views through five key speeches. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and features amazing artifacts and interactive stations. A section of this exhibit focuses on the assassination of our 16th president.  ​

January - March, 2015:  Art Mural Tours 11am and 1pm (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 your tickets online.

January 1 - 31, 2015:  The museum is hosting a #Lincoln Selfie Contest.  Submit your photo as part of our contest and win a grand prize package valued at approximately $125.  Have your photo displayed in the museum on Lincoln's birthday (2/12/15)

January 10, 2015:  It’s family day at the library. 1:30 - 4:00 pm.  Free event  Pajama Jam Drive-In: ​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 a story with Lincoln, crafts, snack and drive-in movie. Click here for a video introduction.

January 19, 2015:  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 discounted admission/membership.  Several community services planned.

February 5, 2015:  Petersburg Champaign:  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.  Presented by Dr. Mark DePue.  Reserve your tickets on-line.

February 10, 2015:   Make a Valentine for the one you love and/or a birthday card for President Lincoln.  Enjoy a sweet treat.  Museum admission required.

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

February 21, 2015:  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 26, 2015:  Evening with the Creators Series - "How It All Began."  Attend a panel discussion that will enlighten you about how the museum and the dream happened.  Moderated by Dr. Mark DePue.  Reserve your tickets on-line.​

May 16, 2015:  Fancy Nancy Soiree and Tea - 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 an elegant tea party based on the Fancy Nancy books. ​Mother/daughter prize package provided by BJ Grand Salon & Spa.  Reserve your tickets on line.

Click here for the 2015 Family Fun Schedule

Keep watching this page for more information on upcoming Commemoration and Tenth Anniversary Events!​​​