Calendar of Events


From Illinois to the White House: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama
Illinois Gallery in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
The centerpiece of the commemoration of the Illinois Bicentennial. Analyze the ties these four presidents have to this great state, and how its history, location and population make it a microcosm of America and a perfect training ground for national leaders.

Illinois Centennial
Where:  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Ghost Queue
As Illinoisans celebrate the Bicentennial of Statehood in 2018, this exhibit explores how the state celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1918.  Included with Museum admission.

Special Series

lllinois History Forum
A rotating group of moderators will lead discussions on books, films and exhibits on various topics from Illinois’ past.  Free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

Tales from the Vault
Don’t miss this exclusive look are rare artifacts!  Free and open to the public.  Click here for 2018 events. Click here for 2019 events.

Abe’s Educators
Our education department helps bring history lessons to your classroom.  Free; registration required.   Click here for more information.