A Message at Midnight One Act Play

Lincoln Home National Historic Site invites the community to attend a special performance of “A Message at Midnight” Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“A Message at Midnight” is a one act play set on Christmas Eve of 1864. General Grant is late arriving at the White House. Celebration is far away from the minds of Grant and President Lincoln as they eagerly await the news from General Sherman as he marches towards Savannah. A victory will help assure the passage of the 13th amendment and provide a life-saving boost to the morale of the North. A defeat may be the final blow to hopes of reunion and freedom for the enslaved. Midnight approaches as Grant arrives to meet with the President.

“A Message at Midnight,” features Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln; Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln; and Dennis Rendleman as Ulysses S. Grant.

Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Smallpox

“Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Smallpox” presented by Dr. Donald Graham, MD

It’s little known fact that President Lincoln was in the first stages of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. Learn more from Dr. Graham as he delves deeper into the illness facing Lincoln as he gave one of his most famous speeches.

Spooktacular Evening with Abe

Creepy characters will take over the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for the annual “Spooktacular Evening with Abe,” a night of games, stories and costumes to welcome the Halloween season.

People of all ages can enjoy historical characters “haunting” the museum, special eerie lighting and music, and spooky storytelling in Union Theater.

There are also crafts and games, prizes, a DJ and a photo booth.

Refreshments will be provided, and the Museum gift shop will be open during the evening.

The event is free for members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. For others, it’s just $10 for the whole family. To become a Foundation member, visit www.alplm.org.

Make your reservation by visiting www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov and clicking on “special event reservations.” Tickets will NOT be sold at the door on the evening of the event. For more information, call (217) 557-5589.

Children must be accompanied by adults, and adults in costume are asked not to wear masks or hoods.

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