Tales from the Vault – Love and Romance

Join ALPLM manuscripts curator Christopher Schnell to explore and discuss changing attitudes about love, romance, dating, and relationships using textual material from the 19th and 20th centuries. The audience will be invited to view up close rare items from library collections such as saucy poetry and love letters from the 1850s, diary entries of lonely Civil War-era singles, machine-made Victorian Valentine’s Day cards, and vinegar Valentine’s from the roaring ‘20s.

Lincoln’s Birthday and Unveiling of Art Contest

Family fun and a free admission day provide the perfect combination for celebrating President Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, 2020 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

History will come to life with visits from President and Mrs. Lincoln as the museum offers a festive setting with musical performances throughout the day. Plus, your children and grandchildren will learn through play with a variety of arts and crafts activities, too.

In addition to the family friendly activities, the ALPLM and the Illinois State Board of Education will announce the winners of a state-wide art contest with the winning entries from Illinois school children going on display in the presidential museum.

Free Admission for Veterans

In honor of our Veterans, on Monday, November 11, admission to the Presidential Museum will be free for military veterans and active-duty personnel.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Do you love to visit museums? You can visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge today. Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine, travelers can visit participating facilities on September 21 free of charge. Tickets are now available for download through the publication’s official website (click the link below) and will permit the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum.

For a full list of participating museums nationwide, please visit Smithsonian.com. One ticket is permitted per email address.

Museum Day celebrates the power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration, and the event represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion, with over 1,300 museums registering thus far.

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