New year means new savings for families visiting Lincoln
Entire family can visit for just $10 on
Sundays in January
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[January 03, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Good news for
families looking to save a little money after the holidays: The
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is offering a bargain admission
price every Sunday in January.
Entire families can go to the museum for just $10 on Sundays. Simply
go to the museum's Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/lincoln.museum and download a coupon. This is a
significant savings from the normal admission price of $12 per adult
and $6 per child.
The family must consist of at least one parent and can include
any number of directly related children. The offer cannot be
combined with other discounts or promotions.
January makes a great time to learn about the Emancipation
Proclamation, which took effect Jan. 1, 1863 -- 150 years ago.
Museum visitors can see an original copy of the proclamation, one of
the officially printed commemorative copies that Lincoln signed in
full. It's fortunate that the commemorative printing was ordered,
because Lincoln's original manuscript was lost in the Chicago Fire
In addition, one of the museum's permanent exhibit galleries,
"The Tide Turns," features a section on the 13th Amendment, the
official act that abolished slavery and the central issue in the
recent "Lincoln" film.
Visitors will also find "To Kill and To Heal," an exhibit on the
weapons of the Civil War, the wounds they caused, and the work of
doctors and nurses to save soldiers' lives. 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.
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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
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