Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

State News
2:23 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

House OKs plan for separate Lincoln Library and Museum

The Illinois House has approved a plan to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own agency but scuttles the governor's proposed privatization of business development in the state. 

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State News
1:28 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Presidential portrait exhibit coming to Springfield

Portraits of every president from George Washington to Barack Obama will go on display later this month at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 

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State News
4:29 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum won't be affected by budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

While other agencies are bracing for budget cuts, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum could get everything it's asking for in next year's budget. 

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State News
12:00 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

The 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination

Located at Illinois Central College East Peoria Campus.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield.  Commemorations starting this month will take place in cities along the looping route Lincoln's funeral train took to carry his body back to his home state, Illinois. The cities include Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago.   Programs along that route will feature well-known Lincoln actor Fritz Klein.

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State News
5:13 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Artifacts from Lincoln’s death on exhibit at Presidential Library

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield ties in with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death. 

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State News
5:59 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Free admission for students at Lincoln museum drawing to end

February will be the final month for school groups to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield free of charge. The museum began offering free entry to student in January. 

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State News
6:13 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Gov.-elect Rauner announces inauguration events

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's inaugural festivities will include a dinner at the Illinois Capitol, a concert and a free event at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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State News
4:36 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

New exhibits at the Abraham Lincoln Presidental Library

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will host new exhibits, features, and events this coming year. The facility's 10th anniversary will coincide with the 150th observance of Lincoln's assassination. 

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State News
6:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

New exhibit at Lincoln Museum features handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address

A new exhibit at the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield showcases some of the most important documents related to Abraham Lincoln. A handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address and a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation are on display as part of what's titled "Undying Words." 

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State News
5:53 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Lawmakers consider future of Lincoln Library and Museum

Illinois lawmakers are weighing the future of Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. At issue is whether the museum should become its own state agency instead of remaining under the control of the Historic Preservation Agency.

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