Lincoln Heritage Museum

News & Events

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…

December 15, 2014
The LHM will be closed December 20th, 2014-January 4th, 2015

The Lincoln Heritage Museum will be closed December 20th, 2014-January 4th, 2015 so our staff can be home with their families for the Christmas & New Year Holiday. The museum staff would like to wish yourself and your family a very Merry Christmas & a happy & safe New Year. -The Lincoln Heritage Museum Staff Read the full article…

November 25, 2014
The Museum will be closed November 26th-30th, 2014

The Museum will be closed November 26th-30th for Thanksgiving Break. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

November 10, 2014
Lincoln Heritage Museum Celebrates County’s 175th Anniversary

Living History, Rare Exhibit Event to Raise Funds for Postville, Mt.Pulaski Courthouses The Lincoln Heritage Museum will celebrate 175 years of Logan County history on Nov. 13 with a living history presentation and special display of rare Logan County artifacts. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This Read the full article…

April 30, 2014
Lincoln Heritage Museum Grand Opening in the News!

Check our listing of articles on the museum and our museum’s grand opening

April 14, 2014
Lincoln Courier: Lincoln Heritage Museum life review brings Legacy Alive

Later this month, when the new Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College celebrates its grand re-opening, visitors to the museum will experience a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the former president’s story alive like never before.

March 14, 2014
Lincoln Heritage Museum Opening Highlights Value of Lincoln College

Lincoln College officials will welcome historians, elected officials, college alumni and friends and others to the central Illinois campus on Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. with the Grand Opening of the new Lincoln Heritage Museum.

August 30, 2013
Lincoln Heritage Museum to Temporarily Close until April Grand Reopening

As of August 31, 2013, the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will close as the museum readies for a grand reopening in April of 2014.

August 30, 2013
Annual Grand Soiree to Feature New Museum Walk-Through, RSVP Today!

The Lincoln Heritage Museum cordially invites you to   The Grand Soiree & Special Preview of the new Lincoln Heritage Museum   Saturday, September 28th, 2013 Lincoln Center Jack D. Nutt Arena We would like to invite you to attend the annual Grand Soiree dinner and benefit auction. The Grand Soiree event raises money to support Read the full article…

June 23, 2012
Civil War Letters Donated to Museum

Mary Bell of Avondale Estates, Georgia recently donated to the Lincoln Heritage Museum a collection of Civil War letters. The letters were written by Pvt. David M. Jones of Pennsylvania to Meadville, PA during his time as a soldier of 9th Pennsylvania Infantry (38th Pennsylvania Volunteers). Jones served from April 1861 to May 1864 and Read the full article…

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