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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


October 13, 2020
3rd Annual Lincolniana Gala: A VIRTUAL Evening with Harold Holzer
The 3rd Annual Lincolniana Gala: A VIRTUAL Evening with Harold Holzer will benefit 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 VIP Virtual reception and other ticketed benefits.  Autographed copies of his latest book will be available thru ticket sales only.
Click here to download the flyer.  

$500 – BENEFACTOR
-Virtual Happy Hour with author Harold Holzer − Time TBD, via Zoom
Virtual Happy Hour will include a personalized Zoom Q & A session with author Harold Holzer along with a Wine Gift Basket shipped directly   to you! ‘Seating’ will be limited.
-PERSONALIZED First Edition The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the House and the Media− from the Founding Fathers to Fake News
-Virtual Presentation featuring Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer in conversation with ALPLM Historian − 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., via Zoom
$75 – SUPPORTER
-First Edition w/SIGNED Bookplate of The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the House and the Media− from the Founding Fathers to Fake News
-Virtual Presentation featuring Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer in conversation with ALPLM Historian − 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., via Zoom
$25 - GENERAL ADMIT
-Virtual Presentation − 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., via Zoom

Purchase tickets online TODAY!
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum thank you in advance for your generosity and participation!
For more information please call 217-557-5589 or 217-557-5610 or email pevans@alplm.org or visit our website at www.ALPLM.org

This event is generously sponsored by Julie & Bill Cellini, Hanson Engineering and INB.


October 15, 2020 (7:00 p.m.)
Facebook LIVE! Get Out the Vote: Historic Campaign Memorabilia, Part 1
BEYOND BUMPER STICKERS! Over the years, politicians have utilized a wide array of both traditional and unique promotional items – from bumper stickers, yard signs and buttons to just about anything you can stamp a candidate’s name on – to keep their name in front of voters. The ALPLM collection contains many such items with political campaign memorabilia from more than just Abraham Lincoln’s campaigns. We’ve got memorabilia from Ulysses S. Grant’s run for the top office and the many campaigns of the influential Stevenson family.
Please join ALPLM Illinois and Midwest Studies Historian Dr. Jacob K. Friefeld for a special Facebook LIVE! on Thursday, October 15 at 7pm Central Time from inside the Stevenson Room. You’ll not only get a sneak peek at this beautiful new addition to the Library, but Jake will offer a virtual “show and tell” of some of the political memorabilia items from our collection.
To watch this special Facebook LIVE! event on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page, just go to Facebook and open our page at the appointed time and scroll to the post highlighting the live event. Once you’re there, simply click on the image and watch the live video stream.

October 17, 2020 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
History Day Theme Kickoff
Seeking to cultivate the growth and development of young historians, while also inspiring a love of history, Illinois History Day encourages students in 6th-12th grade to choose a topic, conduct research, and present their findings in one of five categories: Research Paper, Exhibit, Documentary, Performance, or Website. Whether you’re a seasoned Illinois History Day veteran or a new teacher looking for fun ways to engage your students in historical thinking, this event is for you!
Come learn about this years’ theme, the updated rule book, and how we’ll be implementing the virtual 2020-2021 regional and state competitions. Teachers who participate and complete a survey will also earn 2.0 CPDU credits.
Illinois History Day is an affiliate of the National History Day contest.

Free; registration required.
(Your registration confirmation will contain your link and password. To ensure the safety of the meeting, please do not share this link with others. If you would like to invite friends, please direct them to our website: www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov).

October 20, 2020 (4:00 p.m.)
Jr. Historians LIVE!  Found it in the Archives
If you’re curious about the zany, weird, and downright awesome artifacts and documents the Presidential Library collects, then this exciting Junior Historians LIVE! event is for you. In this fun, talk show-style event, the Education Department will interview members of our Library staff as they showcase and share stories about their favorite items in our collection. During the interviews, participants will be able to contribute questions to learn more about the artifacts they’re seeing.
This program is for grade school through high school students interested in learning more about the archives.
October is American Archives Month, so join us as we tell you a bit about archives and celebrate by highlighting our favorite pieces in the Library's collection. 

Free; registration required.
(Your registration confirmation will contain your link and password. To ensure the safety of the meeting, please do not share this link with others. If you would like to invite friends, please direct them to our website: www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov).

October 26, 2020 (4:00 p.m.)
ALPLM Reading Club: Coraline 
The ALPLM Reading Club invites you to read Neil Gaiman’s Coraline! Stuck at home and inside on a dreary day, Coraline Jones explores the new flat she shares with her family only to discover an alternate universe through a mysterious corridor where the feisty, fearless heroine battles rats, roaches, and the ultimate foe – boredom! Just in time for Halloween, our spooky selection for this month features creepy descriptions, heart pounding suspense, and (possibly) bone-chilling illustrations. If you’re interested in a thrill, a chill, and good conversation, join us for this discussion. If you want to avoid the illustrations, be sure to check out the audio version.
School-aged children have the opportunity to read a book and discuss it with others in a virtual coffee-club type discussion.

Free; registration required.
(Your registration confirmation will contain your link and password. To ensure the safety of the meeting, please do not share this link with others. If you would like to invite friends, please direct them to our website: www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov).

October 27, 2020 (10:00 a.m.)
Little Lincolns Fireside Tales:  Halloween
Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales is an exciting, new children’s literacy program designed for our youngest guests the fourth Tuesday of each month. Hear two to three short stories and engage in short activities between each book. They will then enjoy arts and crafts activities tied to our monthly theme. October's theme is Halloween - complete with a costume party! So, dress up in your favorite Halloween costume when you join us!
Our newest program offers the opportunity for our youngest guests to begin developing a love for reading and books through interactive story time with arts and crafts, show and tell and other activities.
Children 5 and younger are welcome to attend this program.

Free; registration required.
(Your registration confirmation will contain your link and password. To ensure the safety of the meeting, please do not share this link with others. If you would like to invite friends, please direct them to our website: www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov).