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.
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.
March 4, 2015: Undying Words in the Plaza (2nd Inaugural.) This interactive program will invite staff, volunteers, students, and museum visitors to publicly read excerpts from Lincoln's most well-known speeches in the museum plaza. At 11:00am, a historian will be on hand during the program to introduce the speech, interpret its meaning, and field questions from the audience.
March 10, 2015: At Eddy's birthday party, guest will be able to dress up as though they are attending his party, play 19th century games, and receive a birthday treat.
March 10, 2015: Family Daly at the Museum. March on in with a nonperishable food item. Green items are encouraged! Your donation allows you to enjoy $5 off admission/$10 off membership to the museum. Food items will be donated to the Illinois Central Food bank. This promotion begins March 10 and runs until the end of the month.
March 29, 2015: Egg Roll in the Park. 2:00pm - 5:00pm FREE EVENT. President and Mrs. Lincoln request the honor of your presence at the first ever Easter Egg Roll. Registration will begin on March 2nd. Participate in the egg roll, eat an egg on a stick, face painting, and crafts. Sponsored in part by the Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board. If inclement weather, the event will be canceled.
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.
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