December 31, 2008
Special delivery
Bicentennial envelope design contest winners announced

December 26, 2008
Is Abraham Lincoln in your blood?
Blood donors receive reduced or free Presidential Museum admission

December 23, 2008
First-hand accounts of the Civil War acquired by Presidential Library
Illinois infantryman William Wyllie's 1862 – 1865 letters and journals describe a country in conflict

December 20, 2008
"To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything"
"Lincoln's Farewell to Springfield" to be staged February 11 as
one of the key performances of the Lincoln Bicentennial

December 17, 2008
2008 World Series Champion Encourages Gifts to
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's Annual Fund

December 8, 2008
Put the Museum in their stockings
"Bicentennial Bucks" gift certificates can be spent anywhere in
the Presidential Museum, and each buck is a potential grand prize winner

December 4, 2008
Four Minutes for the holidays
Museum's popular "The Civil War in Four Minutes" video now available on DVD

November 19, 2008
Four score and seven on the 200th Birthday
School children across the nation encouraged to take part in
simultaneous reading of the Gettysburg Address February 12
for Lincoln's 200th Birthday

September 30, 2008
Researchers to examine archives at Manchester, Vermont's Hildene
for Abraham Lincoln documents
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is searching the nation for all documents written by or to the 16th President is part of 1908 Race Riot commemoration

September 25, 2008
Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
Book discussion and signing by author Paula Giddings on October 23
is part of 1908 Race Riot commemoration

September 5, 2008
Dine with a view of history
Presidential Library and Museum now offering groups a unique
dining and touring experience

August 28, 2008
Famed civil rights attorney Morris Dees to speak October 10 in Springfield
Southern Poverty Law Center founder to appear as part of state NAACP convention

August 22, 2008
September 19 progressive reception to feature exhibits commemorating 1908 Springfield Race Riot
Artists will exhibit at the Presidential Library, Illinois State Museum, and University of Illinois at Springfield

August 20, 2008
All young people are created equal
September 1 deadline to apply for field trip grants for Illinois schools and groups that serve low-income youth

July 22, 2008
Springfield Race Riot 100th anniversary events scheduled for August - October

July 17, 2008
Commission announces special events for
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial
Events are planned throughout Illinois to commemorate
Lincoln's 200th Birthday in February 2009

July 14, 2008
Presidential portraits, a candidate's wife, and political cartoons
"Blue Room Salon" August 22 recreates Mary Todd Lincoln's informal gatherings at the White House with three fascinating guests

July 8, 2008
A neat little package
Lavishly illustrated "Packaging Presidents" catalog now available as companion to the Presidential Museum's popular exhibit

June 4, 2008
Gov. Blagojevich announces new exhibit to mark 100th anniversary of the Springfield Race Riot
“Something so Horrible: The Springfield Race Riot of 1908” opens June 14 at Presidential Library; Fisk Jubilee Singers concert June 13 will serve as prelude to exhibit opening

January 31, 2008
Presidential Museum admission prices will increase March 1 for most visitors
The nation's most-visited Presidential museum still in line with range of fees charged by similar facilities