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.
December 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015: 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 21, 2014: 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 11:00am and 2:00pm in the museum Plaza.
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. 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.
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.
Click here for the 2015 Family Fun Schedule
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