Frequently Asked Questions About Membership
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, the Foundation is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
What does my donation or membership support?
Your donation or membership is crucial to our mission. Current funding priorities include the collection, digitization of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, and special programming like the No Malice Film contest. The Foundation also continues to provide support for student field trips, teacher training, oral history and more.
Do I have to join online?
- You may join or renew by mail, please send your check to the following address and make it payable to ALPLF:
ALPLF Membership, P.O. Box 5503, Springfield, IL 62705
- You may also join or renew online or by phone at (217) 557-5610.
How can I replace a membership card?
You can contact us at (217) 557-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send replacement cards within 7-10 days of the request.
Do you offer gift memberships?
Yes, you may gift any level of membership to the recipient of your choice. You can click on "Purchase a Gift Membership" button to complete the purchase. Gift memberships make a great gift for that special someone for any holiday or special occasion.
Can I upgrade my membership?
Yes, you can upgrade your membership at any point while it is active but, the original expiration date will stay the same.
How does the Time Travelers benefit work?
Created by the Missouri History Museum in 1998, Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership program that allows members of historical institutions to enjoy special benefits at the 300+ participating museums and historical sites nationwide. Visit their website, choose the state you will be traveling to and view the various discounts at these sites. Their list of participating organizations is subject to change, so visit their website when planning your trip.
Do I still receive free admission to the ALPLM?
As of March 31, 2021, the state of Illinois ceased free admission to the Museum and Library in Springfield as a benefit to foundation members. Members, including lifetime members, in good standing prior to that date, still have access to the benefit for their membership term. We are delighted, however, to still be able to offer the Time Travelers benefit to all of our new and renewing members, giving you access to 400+ cultural attractions nationwide, as well as many other great member benefits!
Do you have a question we haven't answered? Please contact us at (217) 557-5610