Thursday, October 11, 2012
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'Spooktacular Evening with Abe' Oct. 18 at presidential museum

Family event features haunted exhibits, storytelling, crafts, games and kids' costume contest

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[October 11, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- Families are invited to come in costume and enjoy a "Spooktacular Evening with Abe" on Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield.

The event is suitable for all ages and includes historical characters "haunting" the exhibit journeys, special eerie lighting and music, a kids' costume contest with prizes, spooky storytelling in Union Theater, a scavenger hunt, crafts and games, and a special showing of "Ghosts of the Library." Refreshments will be provided, and the museum's gift shop will be open during the evening.

The cost is $10 per family, and tickets must be purchased by Monday. Call 217-558-8934 or visit for tickets.

Children must be accompanied by adults, and adults in costume are asked to refrain from wearing masks or hoods.

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The "Spooktacular Evening with Abe" is sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Foundation members and their families may attend for free, and they need to preregister by calling 217-557-5589 or email For information about becoming a foundation member, visit

[Text from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]

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