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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.

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.

February 1 - February 28, 2017
African American History Month
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 
Join us in commemorating​ African American History Month.  Click here to view activities.
Additional performances will be added.  Check this web site for more updates.

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.  Reserve tickets on line.

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 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 8, 2017
7th Inning Stretch
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum/Library
Hands-on baseball activities and games.  Included with Museum admission. 

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.  6:30pm - Reserve tickets on lines 

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.

March 9, 2017
Illinois History Discussion Group 
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Come join us to talk about history, culture, and people.  We will meet every other month in 2017.  The next discussion is moderated by Exhibit Curator Erika Holst of the Edwards Place on exhibit discussion Shifting Sands:  Springfield's Architectural Legacy.  The event is free and open to the public at the Library, Multi-Purpose Room.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a free discussion.  12:00pm - No reservations required.   

March 4, 2017
Civil War Tech:  Rifles and Muskets
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.  Learn about the weapons Civil War soldiers carried with them and how they changed throughout the war.  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.

February 20, 2017
Jr. Blues at the Museum
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Bring your family to meet the our Springfield Jr. Blues.  11:00am - 1:00pm  Included in .  

February 12, 2017
Lincoln's Birthday
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Celebrate with historic characters, musicians, the Liberty Clarinet Quartet, crafts and more.  FREE Museum Admission.​

February 4, 2017
Civil War Tech:  Blockade Runners
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.
W​hen the Union Army set up a blockade to cut off the Confederated ports, southern officers built small fast-moving ships to move through the barrier.  Can you make a ship capable of escaping an enemy?  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. 

February 2, 2017
Illinois' Greatest​ Story-Through Dogged Determination, Lincoln Transformed Himself on the Frontier
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Michael Burlingame and Robert Shaw will present a look into the development of their upcoming book entitled Improbable Ascent-The Frontier Years that Transformed Abraham Lincoln 1830-1837.  Building on their previous books, Burlingame and Shaw's new book focuses on Abraham Lincoln's transformation of the Illinois frontier-after arriving in Illinois leading an ox-wagon, March, 1830 until August, 1837, when he moves from New Salem to Springfield to join a law practice and continue his work in the Illinois legislature.  Museum will open at 6:00pm.  Museum Journeys and Galleries will be open.  Discussion begins at 6:30pm.  Book signing will begin at 6:00pm (they will be discussing their upcoming book but their previously published books will be available for sale).  E-Tickets must be presented for entry (printed or on digital device)  Reserve tickets on line. 

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