Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois Turns Ten
New exhibits, shows and programs scheduled throughout 2015
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will turn ten in 2015, marking the milestone with a full year of special events, theater presentations, lectures and exhibits.
Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865 is an exhibition produced in cooperation with the Chicago History Museum that opened in November and will run through February 2016. The exhibit focuses on five key Lincoln speeches that illustrate his evolving views on slavery. More than 120 artifacts complete the exhibit, including Lincoln’s bloody gloves from the night he was assassinated, the bed he died in and a carriage used by Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
Coming in April 2015 is “The Battle Hymn Story,” a new multi-media theater presentation full of music and special effects that joins the popular “Lincoln’s Eyes” and “Ghosts of the Library” productions.
The “To See Jerusalem Before I Die” exhibit in the Treasures Gallery examines Lincoln’s relationships with Jewish friends, supporters and opponents and opens in August.
Many other activities will be offered including an Easter Egg Roll, a Mary Lincoln Strawberry Party, birthday parties for the Lincoln sons and Pets in the White House, an event that welcomes pets to Union Square Park. For a complete list of tenth anniversary events, visit www.TenYearsLincoln.com.
While in Springfield, additional opportunities to experience the Lincoln story are available at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln’s New Salem, the Old State Capitol and the Lincoln Tomb. Other popular tourist sites in Springfield include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House, the Illinois State Capitol and the Illinois State Museum.
Springfield features a range of options for accommodations and unique local eateries. For complete information about planning a trip to Springfield to experience the 10th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and for everything there is to see and do, visit www.visitspringfieldillinois.com.
The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau works to promote, service and sell Springfield, Illinois as a leisure and convention destination of distinction.