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Calendar of Events

EXHIBITS

MAY 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2020

“Return Visit” Sculpture
We have two very special visitors at the museum – President Lincoln and an unnamed “modern man.” Together they make up the sculpture “Return Visit,” which imagines Lincoln returning and talking about his famous Gettysburg Address. The bronze sculpture by Seward Johnson stands 31 feet tall and weighs 37,200 pounds. (The two figures account for 17,200 pounds of that. The base makes up the rest.) “Return Visit” will be on display until September 2020.
 



 

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Back to School (Virtual) Bash!

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Saturday, August 8, 2020

FUN AND LEARNING FOR YOUR CHILDREN

  
It’s almost time to head back to class and the ALPLM Education Team is geared up to bring you and your children a fun-filled “Back-to-School (Virtual) Bash!”
The fun starts on Monday, August 3 and continues online through Saturday, August 8. Each day we’ll highlight our theme by presenting a mix of live programs and “do it yourself” activities your family won’t want to miss.
 
MUSEUM MONDAY features two live, interactive presentations, “Things Your Textbook Won’t Tell You About Civil War Battles” and “The Wonderful World of Exhibits,” with our experts, plus activities for creating your own exhibits at home!
 
During TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY we’ll blast to the past with instructions on how to create a time capsule and conclude with Family Trivia Night – six rounds of fun and challenging questions for the entire family.
 
On WILD WEDNESDAY, we’ll take a break from virtual programs and encourage you to go outdoors playing sports like the Lincoln boys and focusing on the world around you. We’ll also share a few fun hands-on activities to try at home!
 
THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY focuses on the Arts in your life. From a live Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales highlighting “Art,” to instructions on how to curate a playlist for your life, to encouraging you to draw “Lincoln’s words, this day plays to your inner creativity.

Get hands-on “In the Kitchen with Mary Lincoln” during FOOD AND FAMILY FRIDAY as the Mrs. herself and Dr. Christian McWhirter talk about food and family. Online activities look at food as a recipe to bring a family together and encourage families to consider how to reduce food waste.
 
On STORYTELLER SATURDAY, ALPLM singer and storyteller Randy Irwin serenades you in special afternoon concert. Our online content focuses on collecting a family oral history and the importance of stories.

Please click the link below to register for the FREE daily events. We look forward to seeing you online for our first ever “Back-to-School (Virtual) Bash!”
 
"BACK-TO-SCHOOL (VIRTUAL) BASH" PAGE 

                                                                                   Partner Recognition
We’d like to thank the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for partnering with us on the Back-to-School (Virtual) Bash and providing science-based, environmentally-related activities. Their shared content is noted by (EPA) after the name.


August 10, 2020 (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Summer Reading Club: Other Words for Home (Intermediate)
We invite youth to join us this summer in a virtual (via Zoom) reading club as we discuss books about the world we share. Our hope is to provide relevant books that allow youth to engage with our staff and their peers around topics that are important to them. Our promise is a safe space where youth can think, discuss their ideas, challenge assumptions, and (hopefully) grow a little based on what we read. We also promise to remember it’s summer and keep it fun!
Our Intermediate book selection for August is Jasmine Warga’s, Other Words for Home. To learn more about the book, please see the Common Sense Media review.
A Note to Parents and Caregivers -- Before registering your child for this event, please review the Summer Reading Club website for information related to book selections and discuss our expectations for participation with your child.
To register for this event, please visit the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudemrrTIjE9b8zNeErdiVroKXIPweEA_J
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please save this email as it is your “ticket” (via the link unique to you) into the event.

August 11, 2020 (10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.)
Difficult Dialogues Teacher Workshop
If you’ve ever struggled to engage students around challenging topics in your classroom or are leery to do so based on where the conversation might go this is the workshop for you! Join ALPLM’s Director of Education, Heather Nice, as we discuss strategies to engage students in civil discourse when discussing difficult, challenging, or sensitive topics. Participants will earn 2.0 CPDUs and leave with ready-to-implement strategies to tackle challenging topics in their classrooms. This event is free, but registration is required.
To register for this event, please visit the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0td-qprT0jHNzaZ1XnhP73w6oAUA2Vkeyi
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please save this email as it is your “ticket” (via a link unique to you) into the event.

August 20, 2020 (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Junior Historians LIVE! Goes Behind the Scenes
If you’ve always wanted to know what happens behind the double “Staff Only” doors at ALPLM, please join us for this exciting Junior Historians LIVE! Event led by our Education and Exhibits teams. We‘ll take you behind the scenes of every day life and show you the spaces where only staff can visit.   If we’re back in our facility, this will be a true “live” event as we walk you through the halls, showing you cool things, and answering your questions. If we’re unable to access the facility, we’ll use images and video footage to replicate a “live” event. Either way, you’re going to see some cool stuff and get answers to the questions you’ve always had about ALPLM!
To register for this event, please visit the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdu2hrD8qGtN_lxwBTqc-zFDM-FsfTE3M
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please save this email as it is your “ticket” (via the link unique to you) into the event.

August 25, 2020 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales 
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales invites children 0 to 5 years old (Pre-K) to share in an exciting story time with our Education staff and special visitors. This month, our theme is "Summer” and we invite children and their caretakers to wear their best summer gear! Education staff will lead this interactive story time that may highlight arts and crafts, show and tell, or hands-on activities to supplement the stories being read. We hope you and your children can join us as we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s love of books and highlight the importance of literacy. This event is free, but reservations are required.  
To register for this event, please visit the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocuugrT0vH9H7zOCYVdsrDRmoav1PQ_Ft
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please save this email as it is your “ticket” (via the link unique to you) into the event.