Notice: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum date closures
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will be closed the following days: Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2016, Christmas Day - December 25, 2015, and New Years Day - January 1, 2017.
Lincoln: From History to Hollywood (History to Hollywood will be closed December 12 - 16 for clothing changes and general maintenance.)
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.
September 28, 2016 - January 29, 2017Rare and Rarely Seen ExhibitWhere: Illinois Gallery in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.Discover hidden gems among the collections at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Rare and Rarely Seen pulls back the curtain on the museum's collections and shares some of the many interesting but not often displayed treasures. Items on display include actor Edwin Booth's Hamlet costume, a jersey from the 2013 Blackhawks team, a commission signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe.
December 2, 2016 - November 30, 2017
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. Museum admission required.
January 8, 15, 16, 22, and 29 2017 Community Day DiscountsWhere: Abraham Lincoln Presidential MuseumA Community Discount will be given on every Sunday and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in the month of January for anyone who buys and brings in a new board game to support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Springfield Illinois. If you donate you will receive a $10 discount admission to the museum for up to a family of four. Not-for-profit groups which pre-schedule can receive free admission on January 16, by calling 217-558-8939.
January 22, 2017
My Heart's HomeWhere: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - Union TheaterThis play with music, which premiered at Theatre-in-the- Park, Lincoln's New Salem, highlights poetry written late in life by Edgar Lee Masters, author of the American classic "Spoon River Anthology." Featuring Musicians Ann Bova, Sharon Graf, Mark Mathewson & Erich Schroeder. Complied and Directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Come early and see the death-mask of Masters' father, Hardin Masters, featured in the Rare and Rarely Seen exhibit. Ticket allows entry into the Illinois Gallery, Rare and Rarely Seen, and the Play. Play begins at 3:00pm. E-Tickets must be presented for entry. (Printed or on digital device) Purchase tickets on line.
Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. - Community DayWhere: Abraham Lincoln Presidential MuseumActor Reggie Guyton presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the Museum Plaza. Along with the performance, there will be a static display in remembrance of Dr. King in the Museum Plaza. Not-for-profit groups which have pre-schedule can receive free admission by calling 217-558-8939.
January 7, 2017
Civil War Tech: Steam Engines
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. Steam engines helped power some of the largest equipment used in the Civil War railroads and navy ships. Conduct experiments using steam and see how powerful evaporated water can be. 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 leaves. Civil War Tech program series is made possible thanks to generous support from AT&T
. Reserve tickets on line.
December 10, 2016 Family DayWhere: Abraham Lincoln Presidential MuseumTake a break in Mrs. Lincoln's Attic and create some fun, holiday crafts. Activity is free with museum admission. 11am - 1pm