Temporary Exhibits

JFK:  American Visionary

2018.07.16.WalkingManLogo-sm2.jpgFebruary 15 - May 19, 2019
A traveling exhibit commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen.  Pho-tojournalists used images of President Kennedy and his young family to convey a vision of a new America—a sophisticated world power engaged in building a bright future for its citizens. Kennedy understood the power of pictures to convey his mes¬sage to help promote special programs and legislation.



In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers WWII

2018.07.23.WWIIlogo-sm.jpgJune 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020
There were no bystanders during World War II—the American people were “all in.” The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s new exhibit, In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II, lets those who experienced the war tell their amazing stories through oral history, artifacts, and original poster art. Debuts June 6, 2019.



All Aboard! 

2018.09.19.AllAboard-sm.jpgMay 10, 2019 – December 31, 2019
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike, the realization of President Lincoln’s dream of a transcontinental railroad. The first floor of historic Union Station provides the backdrop for the display from May 10, 2019 – December 31, 2019.  Working in partnership with the Springfield Model Railroad Association, a working model railroad brings to life the construction of the rail line and the significance of connecting the United States via rail.  Scale models will depict advancements in United States railroad technology since then and will display the impact of railways throughout America’s history.