Just say "Civil War Sunday" when you buy one ticket at the museum,
and you'll get another ticket of equal or lesser value for free.
That means two adults can tour the museum for just $12, or two
parents and two children can enjoy the museum's movies and exhibits
for just $24.
(Guests will need to provide an email address to
activate the special price, which cannot be combined with any other
February is a busy month at the presidential library and museum.
Lincoln's birthday is Feb. 12, and the museum plans a celebratory
concert on Feb. 10 and a symposium Feb. 11-12.
The president's famed stovepipe hat is on display in the museum's
Treasures Gallery, alongside a signed copy of the Emancipation
Proclamation and a handwritten note on Lincoln's definition of
In addition, an afternoon of Oscar-themed fun is planned for the
last Sunday of the month, Feb. 24, when the movie "Lincoln" will
compete for a dozen Academy Awards. Walk the red carpet, submit your
own Oscar ballot, take a look at props from the movie and much more.
The museum also welcomes the U.S. poet laureate, Natasha
Trethewey, on Feb. 7. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will sign
books and deliver a free public reading at 6:30, then attend a
private dinner. Tickets to the dinner are $50 and include a copy of
one of Trethewey's books. The public reading is free, but
reservations are required. To reserve seats or to buy tickets to the
[to top of second column]
The third installment of the "Boys in Blue" exhibit has just
opened, taking an in-depth look at the contributions of Illinois
soldiers in the Civil War, and the "To Kill and To Heal" exhibit on
the war's weapons and medicine continues to wow visitors.
Another museum exhibit showcases Benito Juarez, known as "the
Mexican Abraham Lincoln" for his role of leading Mexico through
civil war to a more just society.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum combines
rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to form the nation's
most visited presidential complex. The museum features lifelike
figures and scenes, special effects, riveting presentations and
"ghosts" to give visitors a better appreciation for Abraham
Lincoln's enduring legacy. The library contains more than 13 million
items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history and is one of
the nation's leading institutions for genealogy and history
research. It includes the world's most impressive collection of
original Lincoln materials, more than 52,000 items in all.
For more information about visiting the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum or becoming a member through the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, visit
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
file received from the