Temporary Exhibits

From Illinois to the White House: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama

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. March 23, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018.  For more information, please click here. Click this link to find all our bicentennial resources in one place, including daily bicentennial minutes, voting for the top people and places in Illinois history, and fun, informative links.

Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas 2018

November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Christmas at the White House is never a simple affair. First lady Barbara Bush recalls her shock at learning the preparations began in February! The museum’s “Holidays at the White House” exhibit features cards, documents and photos from Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George H. W. Bush. Included with museum admission. For more information, click here.