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.
April 19, 2015 - December 2015: A Decade Ago - A reflective look back at the creation of the museum and its dedication. View objects, images and video that tell the story of how this amazing Presidential Museum was created. Open 9:00am - 5:00pm every day. Museum admission required.
November 2015 – December 31, 2015: New Exhibit – L.A. Stout: Portraits of Lincoln. L.A. Stout was born in central Illinois in 1956. He is an artist trained in drawing, painting, and print-making. His primary pursuit is oil and pastel painting. Stout received private art instruction from his youth into adulthood. He has studied with accomplished contemporary artists Daniel Greene, C.W. Mundy, and Joy Thomas. His interests in art, theology, history, and biography have intersected in a lifetime of picture making. Leaders in media, academia, and government own his work. In recent years, Stout's reading, research, and studio work have resulted in two extensive series of paintings on the presidency and speeches of Abraham Lincoln. Retiring from the U.S. Postal Service after a 32-year career, Stout lives in the St. Louis area and is pursuing his lifelong dream of painting full-time. Library admission is free.
November 27, 2015 – January 4, 2016: Holiday Quilt Display – See the gorgeous holiday quilts presented by Q.U.I.L.T.S. on view in the Presidential Library. Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). No admission required.
November 17, 2015: Seeking Bipartisanship - Ray LaHood Book Discussion and Signing. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is hosting Ray LaHood who has argued that partisan nastiness and gamesmanship are frustrating efforts to address the nation’s challenges, from a crumbling infrastructure to terrorism to economic growth. Discussion will be at 12:30pm in the Library’s Atrium followed by a book signing. Free admission and no reservation is required.
November 19, 2015: Undying Words Puzzle in the Plaza: Gettysburg Address. Only 227 words and 10 sentences long, the Gettysburg Address is perhaps the shortest and best known of Lincoln's speeches. Using a giant puzzle, kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to assemble the Gettysburg Address in the Museum's Plaza. Do you know what comes after "Four score and seven years ago? 11:00am - 12:00 pm Museum admission required.
November 27, 2015: Fun Frosty Friday. Experience a presidential tree lighting, quilt displays and demonstration, crafts, entertainment, and hot chocolate. FREE in Library 10:00am - 1:00pm Stamped Fun, Frosty, Friday Passport receive a "Black Friday" admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. (Redeemable ONLY on November 27, 2015)
December 5, 2015: Civil War Tech is a monthly program series presented by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum thanks to generous support from AT&T. Join us as we merge science and history, two areas of study not often united but undeniably connected. Families are invited to see first-hand the science and innovation of Civil War technology. 10:00 - 11:00 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. For ages 8-12 welcome. Free but reservation are required. To reserve tickets on line.
December 6, 2015: Thirteenth Amendment. The museum will display the original Thirteenth Amendment, honoring the 150th year of its ratification. This rare and fragile document will be on display until the end of 2015. Museum admission is required.
December 10, 2015: Stumped on and idea for your holiday card this year? Don't worry, we have you covered. Come have your family picture taken in front of our beautiful Library Christmas tree. This E-Card is Facebook/Email ready! Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies after striking a pose. Museum admission is required.
December 13, 2015: A reading of a one-act play “A Fabric of Friendship” by Ken Bradbury.
A glimpse into the unique relationship between First Lady Mary Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth Keckley. Woven through their friendship were years of shared stories, secrets, and devotion. More information will be available soon.
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