Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College celebrates milestone 10,000th visitor

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[October 12, 2016]  LINCOLN - 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
November 7

Ron Keller shares Lincoln’s Defining Year

“A Nation’s Choice” Living History event
December 3rd

[Curtis Fox and with excerpts from Christina Xamis, Lincoln College]


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