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CANCELED: “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America” Exhibit Member Preview Night
This event has been canceled to prevent spread of coronavirus. Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism, The Enemy Within: Terror in America—1776 to Today, provides unprecedented perspective into terror on American soil. The exhibition uncovers the forgotten stories of domestic terrorists and foreign agents, militant radicals and saboteurs who have threatened America’s sense of security over the past 200 years. It also explores the questions: how do we identify who the enemy is? And how do we keep the country safe without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded?
The exhibit reveals nine major events and periods in U.S. history when Americans were threatened by enemies within its borders: depicting how the government and public responded, illustrating the corresponding evolution of U.S. counterintelligence and homeland security efforts, and examining the challenge of securing the nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.
Third Annual Lincolniana Gala: An Evening with Harold Holzer
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
An evening with Harold Holzer benefiting the campaign to secure a "permanent home" for the Lincolniana collection. Holzer is a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. The evening will include the discussion of his latest book, The Presidents vs. the Press; The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media- from the Founding Fathers to Fake News, as well as a reception. Autographed copies of his latest book will be available thru ticket sales only.
A Special Message from Harold Holzer:
“I am looking forward to returning to Springfield to support the crucial work of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. For years, the ALPLF has supported Springfield’s greatest Lincoln institution, making it possible for visitors and scholars alike to learn from, and be inspired, by our greatest president. The difficult times through which all Americans are now living only re-enforce our reliance on the lessons of the past to inspire us into the future. Lincoln faced his own existential crisis, his own era’s threat to the fabric of American life, and made sure that we not only survived as a nation, but extended liberty and opportunity to those long denied equality. As I make my plans to visit Springfield, I am remembering the words Lincoln spoke on February 11, 1861, when he left Springfield: “Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidentially hope that all will yet be well.” May Lincoln’s words usher us into a safe and secure future.”
More information to follow soon!
A Spooktacular Evening with Abe
Stay tuned for 2020 date
This is an event not to be missed! 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 2020.
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