Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launches young Abe
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open to infants through 18-year-olds
[JAN. 20, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum has announced a young Abe look-alike contest for
boys and girls from infants to age 18. The contest will be Feb. 10
at 11 a.m. in Union Theater, located inside the museum. The contest
is part of the Lincoln birthday weekend events at the library and
Judging will be based on a young
Abraham Lincoln: what he may have looked like between infancy
through 18 years of age -- long before top hats and the presidency.
Contestants will be admitted to the museum free the day of the
contest. Guests accompanying contestants may purchase tickets upon
arrival. Registration is not required; however, contestants are
asked to present themselves at Union Theater at 10:45 the morning of
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Illinois
State Historian Thomas F. Schwartz.
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The judging categories are:
Infants to 2 years
Toddlers 3-5 years
Children 6-12 years
Juniors 13-18 years
All prizes are donated by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Store. The grand prize, a $75 gift certificate from the store, will
be awarded to the best contestant overall.
For more information about the contest, call 217-558-9016.
[Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum news release]