Lincoln’s legion of volunteers
Orientation for new volunteers at Lincoln
Presidential Library begins Sept. 15
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[September 10, 2016]
– Volunteers keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events,
contributing to research and much more. Another chance to join the
team comes Sept. 15 at an orientation session for potential
The two-hour session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the
presidential library’s Multi-Purpose Room. It will acquaint people
with the volunteer opportunities available and begin teaching
attendees what they need to know about the library and museum.
Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional training
sessions: Tuesday, Sept. 27; Tuesday, Oct. 4; and Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Each session will start at 5:30 p.m. and lasts approximately three
To register, contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services
at (217) 558-8872.
Volunteers contribute an average of 40,000 hours of service each
year to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, making the
experience better for those who visit the hugely popular
The value of their donated time over the past 11 years is more than
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The presidential library and museum uses a combination of rigorous scholarship
and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in the life and times of Abraham
Lincoln. Students can see ghosts come to life on stage, watch TV coverage of the
1860 Presidential election, roam through the Lincoln White House, experience
booming cannons in a Civil War battle and come face to face with priceless
original Lincoln artifacts.
For more information about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,