Lincoln Heritage Museum
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The Lincoln Heritage amazing museum experience. Explore our website to learn more about us, how you can support the museum and volunteer with us, and plan a visit to us today! The Lincoln Heritage Museum is the place to bring your family and school groups.  Be a part of our interactive museum.  See significant original items on exhibit that belonged to Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Heritage Museum. These are law books that belonged to Lincoln and his law partner William Herndon. Connect with Lincoln's life here at the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Learn more about the characteristics that made him great.

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Make a visit today to our brand new museum—one of the 30 most amazing university museums in the world. (bestcollegesonline ranking, 2013).


Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 4 pm
Open other hours by appointment


Closed: December 18 – January 3
Closed on all federal holidays except Lincoln’s birthday
Closed all holiday weekends.

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February 11, 2016
Lincoln Heritage Museum Unveils New Exhibit, “Nation’s Choice”

LINCOLN, IL — The Lincoln Heritage Museum unveils its new exhibit, “Nation’s Choice” on February 15 in celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s 207th Birthday. The Nation’s Choice exhibit highlights President Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign while educating visitors about his journey to becoming president. A series of events led to Lincoln’s march towards the Republican nomination Read the full article…

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Your good mother tells me you are feeling very badly in your new situation. Allow me to assure you it is a perfect certainty that you will, very soon, feel better — quite happy — if you only stick to the resolution you have taken to procure a military education…. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.
–June 28, 1862 Letter Lincoln wrote to Quintin Campbell

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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
- Abraham Lincoln