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​Ongoing​
Lincoln:  From History to Hollywood​ 
Where: Union Station at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Complex.
The Full Experience package includes the new DreamWorks exhibit:  Lincoln:  From History to Hollywood (sets and costumes from the movie 'Lincoln', directed by Steven Spielberg) and museum admission. ​


March 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Cubs vs Cardinals:  The Rivalry
Where: Illinois Gallery in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Our newest exhibit, Cubs vs Cardinals:  The Rivalry, offers fans an interactive look at the historic baseball rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Included with Museum admission.  Click here for more details.

December 2, 2016 - November 30, 2017
In Commemoration
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Ghost Queue
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into WW I.  This Ghost Queue​ exhibit explores the war through one soldier's artifacts.   Included with Museum admission.

March 1 - 31, 2017
Women's Contribution in Illinois
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 
A video presentation, courtesy of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Oral History department, highlighting a few of the many exceptional women that call Illinois home, will play continuously near the Treasures Gallery.  
Living History Characters portraying women will visit the Museum throughout the month.  Included with Museum admission.  
Call 217-558-8844 for specific dates. Click here for details.

 April 1, 2017
Civil War Tech:  Strategy at Vicksburg
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Join us as we merge science and history, two areas of study not often united but undeniably connected.  Vicksburg, Mississippi, was a critical military holding because of its location on the Mississippi River. Learn about​ the tactics both sides used to control Vicksburg.  
Students ages 8-12 are welcome to participate.  Limited number of spaces available.  Students must be checked in with the Civil War Tech instructor before their parents or guardian leave.  Civil War Tech program series is made possible thanks to generous support from AT&T. 10:00am - 11:00am Reserve tickets on line.

April 4, 2017
America's Entry into WWI
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
President Woodrow Wilson won a second term by promising to keep America out of World War I.  Five months later, our troops were headed "over there."  What pushed the country into war?  ALPLM historian Mark DePue explains the mix of forces, including German submarine attacks, that tipped American public opinion in favor of war. Click here for more details.  6:30pm -  Reserve tickets on lines

April 8, 2017
7th Inning Stretch
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum/Library
Participants will be able to make and design their own miniature baseball hat. Choosing from two styles, people can decorate their hat to show their support for their favorite team. You can model your hat on Abe and Mary dolls for a perfect photo opportunity. These hands-on baseball activities and games are included with Museum admission.

April 11, 2017
Path to Glory
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
The ALPLM continues its look back a t World War I with this presentation of the classic Stanley Kubrick film starring kirk Douglas.  It tells the story (based on a real incident) of French soldiers who refused to take part in what was obviously a pointless suicide mission and were court-martialed by officers more interested in their reputations than in justice.  ALPLM historian Mark DePue will introduce the movie. 

April 12, 2017
Civil War Tech:  Ambulances
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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.  The ambulance moved injured troops away from the battlefield to get medical help.  Learn how medical officers decided who would ride in an ambulance.  Can you navigate the dangerous path an ambulance driver had to travel?  Students ages 8-12 are welcome to participate.  Limited number of spaces available. Students must be checked in with the Civil War Tech instructor before their parents or guardian leave.  Civil War Tech program series is made possible thanks to generous support from AT&T.  10:00am - 11:00am Reserve tickets on line.

April 20, 2017
I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies:  Inside the Game We All Love
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
If you like the game, you'll love the game after reading this book and hearing our discussion.  Tim Kurkjian, ESPN Major League Baseball reporter and author, will share his insights about his years as a Sports Journalist and Sports Reporter.  Book Signing at 6:00pm, Discussion at 6:30pm.  Click here for more details. Reserve tickets on line.