Military personnel and veterans
can visit acclaimed museum free of charge on Nov. 11
SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum will say “thank you” to military personnel and
veterans by offering them free admission on Veterans Day. Their families can
also visit the acclaimed museum at reduced prices.
“We are inspired by what our veterans have done for
us, and we want those heroes to be inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s life and
words,” Governor Pat Quinn said. “Admitting veterans at no charge to the presidential
museum on Veterans Day is, as Lincoln said 150
years ago at Gettysburg,
‘altogether fitting and proper.’”
The usual admission price for adults is $12, or $7
for active-duty military personnel. But on Monday, Nov. 11, veterans and
members of the military with valid ID will be admitted free of charge.
Their spouses will get in for just $7, as will
dependent children 16 and older. The price for younger children remains just
The museum also will present a special display of
uniforms, weapons and other military items, courtesy of the Illinois State
Visitors will be able to fill out “Boys in Blue”
postcards featuring images of Civil War soldiers and send them to U.S. troops
around the world. They can also tour “To Kill and To Heal,” the presidential
museum’s exhibit on Civil War weapons and medicine. It closes at the end of
military personnel and their families sacrifice so much in service to this
country. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer them a visit to this extraordinary
museum as a small token of our gratitude,” said Amy Martin, director of the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
The museum, which mixes traditional exhibits with
dramatic presentations and innovative technology to tell the story of Abraham
Lincoln, is located at 212 N.
Sixth Street, Springfield, Ill. For details, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.
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