Lincoln Heritage Museum Hosts Week of Celebration September 20th through 25th
Museum Seeks Support During Pandemic

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[September 18, 2021] 

In lieu of the 2021 Grand Soirée, Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will host the Week of Celebration, a fundraiser celebrating the life and stories of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Heritage Museum September 20-25.

Lincoln Heritage Museum was hopeful an in-person Soiree event would be permitted this fall, however, due to new CDC guidelines regarding indoor masking and growing concerns about the Delta variant, the difficult decision was made to transition away from the heavily attended indoor gala.

Instead, Lincoln Heritage Museum is offering free admissions to patrons during the Week of Celebration. Visitors can expect to experience a walking tour through Lincoln’s life, with each room representing a different period. The brand new 9/11 exhibit will also be on display featuring pieces of steel beam from Trade Center Tower 1, an American Airlines uniform worn in New York City on September 11, along with other artifacts.

During the Week of Celebration, community members can participate in the Celebration Wine Pull where $20 buys a randomly selected bottle of wine. Wine ranges in value from $5-$150, with several bottles valued over $50. Patrons also have the chance to win one of our exciting raffle baskets featuring Cardinals baseball tickets, a party-bus experience, and more! Raffle tickets are $25/one or $100/five. Wine and raffle tickets are available for purchase and pick-up at the Museum during regular business hours September 20-October 2, or online here: 2021 Week of Celebration - Donations (

“This is the second year that the pandemic shifted our plans for fall fundraising,” said Olivia Partlow, Director of Lincoln Heritage Museum. “Although it will be quite different than the Grand Soirée, I’m very excited to have the opportunity for more community involvement during this year’s Week of Celebration.”

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered critical funding for Lincoln Heritage Museum. Funding supports the acquisition or preservation of important artifacts, creation of new exhibits, educational outreach and the development of free community programming. Lincoln Heritage Museum attracts tourists to the community from all over the world.


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Lincoln Heritage Museum has received a great deal of recognition for design, educational opportunities, and historical artifacts. The Museum was the recipient of the prestigious Wendy Allen Award, a national award recognizing exceptional achievements in promoting scholarship about Abraham Lincoln. The Museum has also been named one of the 30 most amazing university museums in the world by, and fifth most astounding collegiate museum in the nation by EdSmart.

Persons wishing to donate to Lincoln Heritage Museum can do so online at 2021 Week of Celebration - Donations (

Contributions make a significant impact:

• A donation of $100 could provide funding for one Super Saturday children’s program

• A donation of $150 could provide a complimentary field trip to one class from a local school

• A donation of $250 could conserve one of LHM’s over 20,000 invaluable artifacts

Lincoln Heritage Museum will observe extended hours Monday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and over the weekend, September 24-25, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admissions is free.

The Week of Celebration is sponsored by CORE Construction and Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP.

Please contact Olivia Partlow at for more details.

[Olivia Partlow
Director of Lincoln Heritage Museum
Lincoln College]

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