Ongoing​

Where: Union Station at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Complex.
This new exhibit will include key sets, costumes, and props from the movie Lincoln.

November 22, 2014 - February 28​, 2016
Undying Words:  Lincoln 1858-1865​
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
The opening of our next new exhibit:  Undying Words:  Lincoln 1858-1865 will be on November 22, 2014.  The exhibit will explore Lincoln's changing views through five key speeches.  The exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will feature amazing artifacts and interactive stations.  A section of this exhibit will focus on the assassination of our 16th president.

May 16, 2015
Fancy Nancy Soiree and Tea
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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 as elegant tea party based on the Fancy Nancy books. Mother/daughter prize package provided by BJ Grand Salon & Spa.​ Reserve Tickets Online​

May 1, 2015
The 5th Michigan Regiment Band
Where: Abraham Lincoln Museum Plaza - 12:00pm
The 5th Michigan Regiment Band will be playing the ​Museum Plaza.  Concert will last approximately 45-50 minutes.

January - March 12, 2015
Art Mural Tours
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 1:00 pm (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 Tickets Online​

March 29, 2015
Egg Roll in the Park 
Where: Union Square Park - Free Event - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

March 18, 2015
Illinois Symphony​ Orchestra's Around Town Series concert
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Plaza - 11am
The first concert of the series will feature a Woodwind Quintet.  Concert will last approximately 50 minutes.  

March 17​, 2015
Stories from the Stacks - Women​
Where Reading Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 5:15 pm, event begins at 5:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

March 10- March 31, 2015
Family Day
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Family Day 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 10​, 2015
Eddy Lincoln's Birthday
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Plaza  - 9am - 5pm
Join us for the celebration of Eddy Lincoln's birthday!  Enjoy a birthday treat, play 19th Century game, and hear stories from historians at 11:00am and 2:00pm.  "Mary Lincoln​" herself will also be sharing stories.
Free; Museum admission required.

March 4, 2015
Undying Words in the Plaza
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - 11:00am​ 
This interactive program invites staff, volunteers, students, & museum visitors​ to publicly read excerpts from Lincoln's most well-known speeches.  A historian will be on hand to introduce the speech, interpret its meaning, and field questions from the audience at the conclusion of the public reading.

February 26, 2015
Evening With The Creators Series - How It All Began​
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Attend lecture sessions from the creators that made this museum so immersive and innovative.  A five-night event series that answers your Who, What, and Why question.  Reserve Tickets Online​

February 21, 2015
Storytime
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
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 12, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Come celebrate President Lincoln's Birthday.  Throughout the day, we will have various activities, music, and numerous living history interpreters including Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.  At noon, the winner of the #LincolnSelfie Contest will be announced and guests will experience a balloon drop, filled with prizes.

February 10, 2015
Family Day
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Valentine's and birthday cards for President Lincoln - A family event/activity recognition will be planned for the 10th of every month through out the 10th Anniversary Celebration.

February 5, 2015
Civil War Sesquicentennial by Mark DePue
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Petersburg Campaign:  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.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 27, 2015
Race, Courts, and Community Police Relations
Where Multi-Purpose Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum will host a roundtable panel discussion, open to the public, which will focus on and review not only the role of the grand jury in screening criminal indictments, but also current laws and the larger issues surrounding police and community relations.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 26, 2015
Common Core and You
Where Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
You've heard of the Common Core, but what does it include and how does it connect to your museum or library?  The Illinois State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Illinois Association of Museums, invite museum and library professionals to discuss the development and implementation of the new Illinois Learning standards that integrate the Common Core Standards.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 29, 2015
Mary Lincoln:  Southern Girl, Northern Women by Stacy Pratt McDermott
Where Union Theater​ at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
One of America's most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women.  The story of her life presents a microcosm through which we can understand the complex and dramatic events of the nineteenth​ century.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

January 20​, 2015
Stories from the Stacks - Overland Journeys
Where Reading Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 5:15 pm, event begins at 5:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

January 19, 2015
Community Day
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
On Martin Luther King Day, all not-for-profits organizations may visit the museum free of charge.  Groups must book via the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau or call Tonya at 217-558-8939.  Purchase a pair of gloves from the Museum Gift Shop to be donated to the Springfield homeless and get a discount admission/membership.  Several community services planned.

January 10, 2015
Family Day:  Pajama​ Jam Drive-in
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - Free event - ​1:30 pm-4:00 pm
It's family day!  Come watch the "Cars" movie on the big screen at our indoor "drive-in' theater.  "Parking spaces" available, so make your own box car or bring your favorite picnic blanket.  Activities include story with Lincoln, crafts, snack and drive-in movie.

​December 21, 2014
Willie Lincoln's Birthday Party
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
You are invited to Willie Lincoln's birthday party!  Enjoy a birthday treat, play 19th Century games, and hear stories about the second - youngest Lincoln Son from historians and "Mary Lincoln" herself.  Items related to Willie's life, including letters written by him, will be on display.  A historian talk will happen at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the museum Plaza.

December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2016
Family Day/Share a Pair
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Share a Pair---of socks!  Enjoy $5 off admission cost/$10 off membership to the museum when you donate a brand new pair of socks.  All socks collected will be distributed to the students of District 186.  

December 9, 2014 
Origins of World War I by Mark DePue
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  - Doors open at 6:00 pm​, discussion will begins at 6:30 pm
Before 1914, many in Europe believed that the world had become so civilized that large-scale war seemed very unlikely.  And yet, that summer, the assassination of just two people, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, plunged the entire world into a war of unprecedented scale and ferocity.  Historians have been arguing about the causes​ ever since.
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online​

December 6, 2014
Story time/Crafts
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Join the fun with stories, crafts, and music.  The Eddy Flute Choir will be performing at 11:00 am in the museum Plaza.  At 3:00 pm, Civil War Santa will join us for story time, craft and cookie.

November 19, 2014 
Stories from the Stacks - Legislators
Where Reading Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  - Doors open at 5:15 pm, event begins at 5:30 pm
The event is free but requires reservations. Reserve Tickets Online

November 13, 14, 15, and 16
The Last Full Measure​
Where Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - November 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at 3:00 p.m.
The Last Full Measure is written by Illinois author Ken Bradbury.  This one-act play, about Lincoln's final hours, is a powerful and moving piece of theater featuring Richard "Fritz" Klein as President Abraham Lincoln.  Each evening will include a musical performance - Thursday:  The Four Sopranos; Friday:  Ben Bedford; Saturday:  The Four Sopranos; and Sunday:  1st Illinois Volunteer Regimental Band.  
Tickets:  $12 for adults, $10 for members​