Lincoln: From History to Hollywood Exhibit Now Open
See sets from the Academy-Award-winning film including Lincoln’s office and a vignette of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom. The costumes include a selection of Mary Lincoln’s dresses (which will change annually), Lincoln’s suit, and a uniform worn by their son Tad. Props in the exhibit include the stethoscope used in the scene of Lincoln’s death and gloves worn by Daniel Day-Lewis as he portrayed Lincoln. The sets and costumes are on loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studios.
Union Station, across from the Museum
Tickets : Adults $5.00; Children FREE when accompanied by paid adult
“Full Experience” Package $15.00, includes tickets to Museum AND Movie Exhibit (Regular Museum admission price + $3)
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
Now through August 31, 2014
Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. Several Lincoln artifacts are included such as Lincoln’s hat and bloody gloves.
Museum, Illinois Gallery
Presentation by Mark DePue: Kennesaw Mountain and the Siege of Atlanta
July 29, 2014
Part of Mark DePue’s Civil War Battles Series
7:00 pm, Union Theater
Free; reservations required. Call (217) 558-8934 or visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov and click on "special event tickets."
July 25, 29 & August 2, 8, 9, 12, 15, 22
One of the most popular theater offerings at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the play One Destiny, is back. Richard Hellesen’s play takes place in the days after the assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865. Harry Hawk – the actor who was performing onstage when the president was shot – revisits the night of April 14 with Harry Ford, the theater manager. Two actors portray several characters during the course of the 35-minute performance. The cast features Jeremy Goeckner and Nathan Peak.
“This is a fast-paced, forty-minute play that is geared for all-ages,” says Phil Funkenbusch, director of the Shows Division. “It’s been a favorite with our audiences and we’re glad to have the opportunity to stage the show for the coming season.” A Q&A session takes place after each performance.
1:30 pm, Union Theater
Free to Members (Museum Admission required for non-Members)
Tickets are free and distributed 2 hours before showtime in the Museum Plaza.
Show schedule subject to change—please call ahead (217) 558-8934.
July 23, 26, 30 & August 2, 6, 9, 2014
A capella group Lincoln Troubadours perform 19th century music
12 noon, Museum, Plaza
Patricia James-Davis portrays Sojourner Truth
July 28, 2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Museum, Plaza
Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln
July 24, 25, 31 & August 1, 7, 8, 2014
12:30 - 3:00 pm., Museum Plaza and White House Kitchen