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Calendar of Events

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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.

June 9 - December 31, 2017
America's Game In Illinois
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
America’s Game in Illinois explores Illinois’ baseball past through photos, artifacts, and documents entirely drawn from our own collection.  GO SEE IF YOUR HOMETOWN IS REPRESENTED!
August 1 - December 15, 2017
Art Contest
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Students K-12 are invited to design a poster to celebrate Illinois’ 200th Birthday and show us what makes Illinois special to you! Winners’ will be announced in February 2018 and their artwork will be displayed in the Museum. The contest is open to schools, organizations and individual students. For more info call 217.782.2981. Please fill out the registration form and attach to the submitted artwork.

November 13 - 26, 2017
Gettysburg Address Display
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
The Gettysburg Address will be on display at the Presidential Museum in honor of the anniversary of this historical document! Gettysburg Address Anniversary is on November 19.
November 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Just like families across the world, First Families celebrate the holidays in their own special ways. This exhibit, using materials from the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Clinton and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries and Museums, gives a glimpse of how some of our Presidents and their loved ones enjoyed the holidays in the White House. From family photos to White House invitations, from Christmas cards to colorful decorations for the tree, these treasured items from presidential collections give us a taste of what it is like to celebrate this joyous season with America’s First Families. Click for more info.
November 18, 2017 (1-3 p.m.)
7th Inning Stretch
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Create an Origami Baseball Glove - Did you know that Cardinal Pitcher W.L. Doak holds a 1922 patent on a baseball glove design that is the basis for modern gloves? Create your own origami baseball glove and see if you can catch a ball with it. This is a free event with Museum admission.
November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day - Closed
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. the day after the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2017 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Fun Frosty Friday
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Fun Frosty Friday is a free family event that features a roaming magician, face painting, balloon artist, Life Size Candy Land Adventure, Hot Cocoa bar, Civil War Tech, an Art Center, Prize Wheel, Barrel Train and more! Santa will be making an appearance as well! Click for more info.  Fun Frosty Friday Webpage.