Click here to download the complete list of 2017 events.

​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.

All Summer:
June 7 - August 13, 2017
History Comes Alive - Lincoln Troubadours
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
The Lincoln Troubadours will play music from the 19th Century in the Museum Plaza every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., and every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
All Summer:
June 7 - August 13, 2017
History Comes Alive - Meet Mr. Lincoln
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Fritz Klein will be portraying President Lincoln every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
All Summer: 
June 17, July 1, and July 15 2017 (11:00 a.m.)
History Comes Alive - Civil War Band Concerts
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (Outside)
The 33rd Illinois Vol. Regimental Band will be playing on June 17. The 10th Illinois Vol. Cavalry Regimental Band will perform on July 1 and July 15.
May 31, 2017 (12:15 p.m.)
Walt Whitman's Lincoln
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Illinois Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays American poet Walt Whitman in celebration of Whitman’s 198th birthday in “Walt Whitman’s Lincoln”
Lincoln was a fan of Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” reading excerpts to clients in his Springfield law office; Whitman’s most famous poems, “Oh Captain! My Captain!” and “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” were written as elegies for this martyred hero. After Lincoln’s assassination, Whitman gave regular lectures on Lincoln that received rave reviews. Brian “Fox” Ellis recreates a program Whitman delivered on the Life of Lincoln woven with his Civil War poems and recollections of their morning encounter during the war. Click here for more information.
June 1, 2017 (6 p.m.)
Sidney Blumenthal Book Signing and Discussion
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Please join Sidney Blumenthal on June 1 at 6pm, as he discusses his book Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1956. Blumenthal vividly and insightfully describes the most decisive period of Lincoln’s political life—after losing re-election to the House of Representatives, Lincoln is exiled back to Illinois to practice law, where he helps create the Republican Party. Sidney Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. A former journalist with the Washington Post, New Yorker, and New Republic, he has authored a number of books, including Wrestling with His Angel and A Self-Made Man, both part of multi-volume biography on the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Among his films, he was the executive producer of the Academy Award- and Emmy-winning Taxi to the Dark Side. This is a free event.  Reserve tickets online.
June 3, 2017 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Civil War Tech - Trench Warfare
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. Civil War soldiers began using trenches to avoid attacks from small arms and cannon fire. Discover how trenches were used during the 292-day battle at Petersburg, Virginia. 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. Reserve tickets online.  
June 3, 2017 ( 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
"A Piece of the Game" Show
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Visit Springfield, in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), welcomes the award-winning sports memorabilia show A Piece of the Game to the presidential library on Saturday June 3, 2017. A Piece of the Game invites fans to bring cherished memorabilia collected over the generations for expert evaluation. Two to three experts will set up shop in the ALPLM’s main plaza from 9am-4pm for fans to find out what their treasures are worth. Visitors can register to win their own piece of the game. A bat used by National League MVP(2016) and Rookie of the Year (2015) Chicago Cubs 3rd baseman, Kris Bryant will be given away!
June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 (10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)
Abe and Mary Walking Tour
Where: Meet at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Take a stroll through history with this 1.5 mile, one-hour downtown walking tour encompassing Abe and Mary’s turbulent relationship, from a failed engagement to becoming President and First Lady. Along the way, discover the places and people that helped their relationship blossom, and occasionally drove them apart. This guided tour is free. Space is limited. Reservations open 30 days before first tour. Reserve tickets online.
June 17, 2017 (1 - 3 p.m.)
7th Inning Stretch
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Hands-on baseball games and activities at the Museum! Stop by the Museum to design your own baseball card at this month's 7th Inning Stretch event. This is a free event with Museum admission.