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.
A Spooktacular Evening with Abe
Mark your calendar to join us for some spooky family fun in October 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.
February 15 - May 19, 2019
A traveling exhibit commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Photojournalists used images of President Kennedy and his young family to convey a vision of a new America—a sophisticated world power engaged in building a bright future for its citizens. Kennedy understood the power of pictures to convey his message to help promote special programs and legislation.
May 9, 2019 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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 and preview will be held on the first floor of the Union Station. This member preview 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”
June 5, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m
The second exhibit to be be featured in the Illinois Gallery in 2019 will be, In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers WWII and will feature 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.
All previews are free, members only events. RSVP for each member preview by calling 217-557-5589 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the event.
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 email@example.com.
George W. Bush was the 2019 Lincoln Leadership Prize Recipient! Stay tuned for 2020!