Junior Historians

Throughout the year, the Education Department develops a variety of hands-on, creative programs for youth of all ages to learn more about Lincoln's life and times, the history of Illinois, the Library's collections, and key topics of community significance. Check this section often to see what's new!

To register for any of our programs, please visit the museum's Upcoming Events page.


Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales

Each month, we invite our youngest visitors (0-5 years) and their caregivers to participate in Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales. This early learning program focuses on reading stories and engaging children in activities and play around a fun theme that changes each month. Visit the Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales section to learn more and see the program in action.

Summer Reading Club

Have you ever wanted to participate in a book club, but weren't sure where to start? We have a program for that! Each month, during the summer, ALPLM invites Junior Historians to participate in a guided book discussion with our Historians and Education staff. To learn more about the program or see our books for this year, check out the Summer Reading Club page.

Junior Historians LIVE!

Join the Education Department as we use virtual technologies to "go live" with ALPLM staff to discuss key historical topics, see behind the scenes of the museum, and learn more about the world of the museum professional. To see descriptions of these monthly virtual programs, visit the Junior Historians LIVE! page.

Back-to-School (Virtual) Bash!

It’s almost time to head back to class and we invite you to join us for a fun-filled, week-long, virtual party celebrating the end of summer and the return to school. The fun begins Monday, August 3 and runs through Saturday, August 8. Each day focuses on a different theme and features activities, games, and live events for the whole family! Visit the Back-to-School (Virtual) Bash page to register for the live presentations and see the exciting content we roll out each day.