From Illinois to the White House

Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial by exploring the lives of the four U.S. presidents who called Illinois their home. Through fascinating photos, rare documents and unique artifacts, you’ll how these men wound up in Illinois, how their experiences here helped lead them to the White House and what traits they had in common.
Visitors can also test their knowledge of presidential trivia, find out what it’s like to deliver a presidential address from a teleprompter and pose for a photo with all four Illinois presidents.
“From Illinois to the White House” runs for the rest of 2018. Access to this powerful exhibit is included in the museum’s standard admission price. Click the pictures below for a peek at the exhibit.


Thanks to our sponsors for this exhibit, PNC Bank and The John Ullrich Foundation.