The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL.) looks toward 2015 with much anticipation. It’s the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination as well as other historic events, plus it marks the 10-year anniversary of our campus.

Major initiatives:

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.

 

   In 2015, the museum is Going Digital.  Visitors will have the opportunity to access digital content on their mobile devices as they tour the museum, revolutionize the visitor experience.

 

Premiering Spring 2015: The Battle Hymn Story. This fascinating new theater presentation explains the early 19-century origins of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and how Julia Ward Howe was inspired to write what continues to be the great American anthem we association with Abraham Lincoln.
 
Summer on the Square.  This past July, over 1,700 guests enjoyed the Civil War Musical that honored the spirit of the men and women who fought and lived through America’s Civil War.  In July of 2015, our theater department will host another spectacular event under the stars.

 
 See our calendar for an all-inclusive list of the many events and activities happening in 2015.  Below is just a sneak peek:
 
Evening With The Creators Series – Attend lecture sessions from the creator that made this museum so immersive and innovative.  This is a five-night event series that will answer your Who, What, Why questions.  The series will launch in February.
 
Happy Birthday – The museum will be celebrating the birthdays of Lincoln’s sons Robert, Eddy, Willie and Tad.  The events and programs will provide education opportunities for our visitors.  The first event is on December 21st, when you are invited to Willie’s birthday party.  Enjoy a birthday treat, play 19-century games, and hear stories about Willie.
 
Family Events – The 10th of every month will be Family Day.  On this day there will be some type of event/activity/recognition. 

On March 29th, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln invite you to the first-ever Lincoln Egg Roll at Union Square Park.
 
May 16th, it’s a Fancy Nancy Tea and Soiree.  Come to the event of the season.  Meet Jane O’Connor and get your book signed, join in a costume contest, games, crafts, face painting, and a tea based on the Fancy Nancy book series.

Pets are family too.  On September 12th, bring your pet(s) to our park for the Pets in the White House event.  A day filled with demonstrations, crafts, treats, and animal costume contest.
 
Social Events – Do you like desserts?  June 11th is ladies night out.  Enjoy a Strawberry Social with Mary Lincoln and sample many wonderful strawberry delights.  Learn about all of Mary’s favorite things.  Then on July 16th, come back for It’s A Sweet Affair.  Join Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln over cake and desserts as they discuss their own love story and the love stories of their friends.
 

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

 
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