"Bicentennial Bucks," sold
in stacks of $25 increments at the museum ticket counter, are $1
coupons that may be used for admission, gift shop merchandise or
food items in the cafe. They may also be ordered by phone at
217-558-8939 and are valid through Dec. 31, 2010.
The back of each
Bicentennial Buck includes an entry form, and when the back is
filled out, each enters the spender in prize drawings that will
occur through 2010. The grand prize to be awarded at the end of 2010
is a "Night at the Museum," a lavish party for up to 200 guests,
including hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages, that is valued
at $2,000. Other prizes will be awarded periodically through Dec.
31, 2010. People can also enter the prize drawing without a purchase
by obtaining an entry form at the museum ticket counter.
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Gift certificates are another holiday giving idea and may be used to
cover admission fees for that special person on your list who likes
to visit the museum. Gift certificates can be purchased in any
amount at the museum ticket counter or by calling 217-558-8939.
Museum admission prices are $10 for adults ages 16 to 61; $7 for
senior citizens 62 years of age and over, military personnel with ID
and students with ID; and $4 for children ages 5-15. Children 4 and
under are admitted free.
Shoppers can visit the gift shop at the museum without paying museum
admission. The shop has a wealth of great gift ideas, including
books, toys, fine china and jewelry, Civil War items, and other
one-of-a-kind items to delight people of all ages. Visit
www.presidentlincoln.org for more information about limited-time
free shipping of online orders and the final new Lincoln
Bicentennial penny, which will be available after Dec. 4.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic