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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…

February 1, 2016
Lincoln Heritage Museum Wins National Wendy Allen Award

LINCOLN, IL — During the Lincoln Forum’s annual meeting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Lincoln Heritage Museum won the Wendy Allen Award. This national award recognizes exceptional achievements in promoting scholarship about Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Forum Chairman Frank Williams presented the award to former Lincoln Heritage Museum director, Ron Keller. Williams recognized the Lincoln Heritage Museum’s Read the full article…

December 18, 2015
The LHM closed for the Holidays

The Lincoln Heritage Museum will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18th and re-open at 9:00a.m. on Monday, January 4th for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Hope to see you when we return and stay tuned next year for our new exhibit “A Nation’s Choice” opening February 12th, 2016!

September 29, 2015
Introducing Lincoln Heritage Museum Director Tom McLaughlin

The Lincoln Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom McLaughlin as the Museum Director. Tom assumed his new duties on Sept. 21, 2015. Tom and his wife Brittney grew up in Lincoln and are both proud alumni of Lincoln College.  They recently moved back to Lincoln and are renovating a home near Read the full article…

September 28, 2015
Lincoln Colloquium will celebrate 30 years Oct. 2-3 at Lincoln Heritage Museum

Abraham Lincoln experts and enthusiasts from across the country will converge in Lincoln Oct. 2-3 for the 30th annual Lincoln Colloquium. Building on the theme, “The Better Angels of our Nature,” the colloquium will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Lincoln Heritage Museum, on the campus of Lincoln College. The colloquium is expected to draw Read the full article…

June 24, 2015
State Tourism Director visits the Lincoln Heritage Museum

Monday we had a wonderful visit from our new President of Lincoln College Dr. Gerlach, Logan County Tourism Director Maggie McMurtrey, and Illinois Tourism Director Cory Jobe! Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum and hear about the wonderful tourism opportunities that our county, our college, and our museum are providing for Read the full article…

January 14, 2015
Displays mark 150th anniversaries of Lincoln’s assassination and founding of Lincoln College

“Now He Belongs to the Ages” commemorates the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit includes an 1865 pallbearer’s glove, a broadside showing the route of President Lincoln’s funeral train, and a replica of the Derringer pistol Booth to shoot President Lincoln. “When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln on April Read the full article…

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