Presidential library welcomes volunteers

Christopher Wills

​SPRINGFIELD – Join the volunteers who keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events, contributing to research and much more. ALPLM is hosting an information session on Feb. 1.

The two-hour session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the presidential library’s Multi-Purpose Room. Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and what you need to know about the library and museum.  

Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional training sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 15; Wednesday, Feb. 22; and Wednesday, March 1.  Each session will start at 5:30 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours.  

Volunteers contribute an average of 40,000 hours of service each year to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, making the experience better for those who visit the hugely popular institution.      

To register, contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services at (217) 558-8872.   

The presidential library and museum uses a combination of rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.  Students can see ghosts come to life on stage, watch TV coverage of the 1860 Presidential election, roam through the Lincoln White House, experience booming cannons in a Civil War battle and come face to face with priceless original Lincoln artifacts.

For more information about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, visit

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