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Temporary Exhibits

Lincoln: History to Hollywood

Lincoln: History to Hollywood features key sets, props and costumes from the DreamWorks film Lincoln. Lincoln: History to Hollywood​ is currently open ​in Union Station for an open-ended run.​

Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas

Just like families across the world, First Families celebrate the holidays in their own special ways. This exhibit, using materials from the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Clinton and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries and Museums, gives a glimpse of how some of our Presidents and their loved ones enjoyed the holidays in the White House. From family photos to White House invitations, from Christmas cards to colorful decorations for the tree, these treasured items from presidential collections give us a taste of what it is like to celebrate this joyous season with America’s First Families.​

From Illinois to the White House: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama

Coming soon! The centerpiece of the commemoration of the Illinois Bicentennial. Analyze the ties these four presidents have to this great state, and how its history, location and population make it a microcosm of America and a perfect training ground for national leaders. March 23, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018.