Heritage Museum at Lincoln College celebrates milestone 10,000th
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[October 12, 2016]
- The Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College celebrated a unique
event Thursday, October 6, 2016. The museum, which opened on April
26, 2014, welcomed its 10,000th visitor.
Diane Tornow from Burbank, Illinois received a top hat filled with
Lincoln memorabilia from the museum’s gift shop and Russell Stover
candy from Museum Director Tom McLaughlin to honor her. She was
traveling with a group of 26 from the Chicago area called St.
Christopher’s Travelers. McLaughlin gave a personal tour of the
museum to the group.
Museum Director Tom McLaughlin said, “We were honored that the St.
Christopher’s Travelers group from Chicago came to visit us at the
Lincoln Heritage Museum! To have reached 10,000 visitors in just
over two years is quite an accomplishment, and I hope that our
addition of new community events and increased efforts in promoting
this true gem in our community will lead to even more guests coming
to learn more about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.”
The Lincoln Heritage Museum has welcomed visitors from all over the
United States and the world. It has been mentioned in travel
magazines as one of the top college museums in the country. The
museum blends a self-guided tour with a spectacular audio visual
review of Abraham Lincoln’s life. It always elicits rave reviews
from those who visit.
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The Lincoln Heritage Museum has the following events planned for
the community to attend:
Trick or Treat with Abe
October 29 from 1 - 4 p.m.
This family friendly event allows visitors to trick or treat
with Abraham Lincoln and walk through history and meet Lincoln’s
friends. Children may attend in their Halloween costumes. Admission
is free with a donation of a canned food item. All donations go to
the Lincoln Food Pantry.
Lincoln Lecture Series
Ron Keller shares Lincoln’s Defining Year
“A Nation’s Choice” Living History event
[Curtis Fox and with excerpts from
Christina Xamis, Lincoln College]