fun at Lincoln presidential museum
‘Spooktacular’ on Oct. 15 features haunted
exhibits, storytelling, magic and a kids’ costume contest
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[October 11, 2016]
SPRINGFIELD – Creepy characters will take over the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Oct. 15 for the annual
“Spooktacular Evening with Abe,” a night of games, stories and magic
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
There’s also a kids’ costume contest with prizes, a scavenger hunt,
crafts and games, and a special showing of “Ghosts of the Library.”
Refreshments will be provided, and the Museum gift shop will be open
during the evening.
The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and wraps up at 8:30.
A DJ will provide family-friendly music, and special guests from
some favorite movies just might make an appearance.
The event is free for members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library Foundation. For others, it’s just $10 for the whole family.
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.
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To become a Foundation member, visit
Children must be accompanied by adults, and adults in costume are asked not to
wear masks or hoods.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds an unparalleled
collection of Lincoln documents, photographs, artifacts and art. It has some 12
million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history, making the library
one of the nation’s leading institutions for genealogy and history research.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library]