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

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