As a member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, you get exclusive invites and special discounts to some of these events. Check out the discount rates and events for specific details. Become a member today.
Stealing Lincoln's Body
August 1, 5:30 p.m., Library, Free; reservations required.
Join us to hear a little known and surprisingly humorous American tale of desperation carried out by bumbling criminals. The featured speaker that evening will be Dr. Kevin Burke.
Lincoln's 8th Judicial Circuit
August 29, 5:30 p.m., Library, Free
Lincoln was shaped in countless ways by his years as a lawyer. He made valuable connections, sharpened his debate skills and learned the value of a well-timed joke. Get the full story from Guy Fraker, author of “Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit.”
A Spooktacular Evening with Abe
October 19, 2019
Mark your calendar to join us for some spooky family fun on October 19, 2019! Costumes are welcome, games, crafts, snacks and live DJ music! This family event is FREE for our ALPLF members. If you are not a member the family price is $10/family. Check back for the date, time and registration process. If you have questions call 217-557-5589.
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike, the realization of President Lincoln’s dream of a transcontinental railroad. In partnership with the Springfield Model Railroad Association, working scale models will depict advancements in United States railroad technology and will display the impact of railways throughout America’s history. This exhibit is located on the first floor of the Union Station. This exhibit is a kid friendly event, so please bring your children and grandchildren! The exhibit will run through December 2019.
“In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers WWII”
The exhibit "In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers WWII" features our treasured audio and video tales from Illinoisans who lived through WWII. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will present this exhibit of war posters, oral histories, and artifacts. This exhibit runs through January 12, 2020.
The Lincoln Leadership Prize
The Lincoln Leadership Prize, established in 2006, recognizes outstanding leaders in diverse fields. In honoring leaders of meritorious quality, the Foundation celebrates Lincoln’s legacy of leadership. This prize is awarded to exceptional men and women for a lifetime of service in the Lincoln tradition, marked by great strength of character, individual conscience, and an unwavering commitment to the defining principles of democracy. It recognizes those individuals who accept the responsibilities imposed by history and demanded by conscience. For more information contact Phyllis Evans at (217) 557-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
George W. Bush was the 2019 Lincoln Leadership Prize Recipient! Stay tuned for 2020!