Lincoln Heritage Museum remains open for normal operating hours (Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm), despite the closure of Lincoln College in May of 2022.

abraham lincoln center for character development

Abraham Lincoln famously exhibited many admirable character qualities which today are worthy of emulating.  The ALCCD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to being a resource center and national leader for character development initiatives, and to instill and integrate those character values as modeled by Abraham Lincoln into individuals, families, schools, and communities.


The ALCCD emphasizes honesty, empathy, humility, perseverance, courage, intellect, vision, responsibility, civility, and leadership.  Explore this site, or contact the Center to see learn more about these Lincolnesque qualities, and how you can live them out in your life.


For more information, please contact us at 217-735-7295 or [email protected].

Abraham Lincoln Character Qualities

Abraham Lincoln is an exemplar and a model of virtue perhaps more than any person in world history other than religious figures. He holds a special place in our collective memory in part because of his great accomplishments, but more importantly, because of certain character qualities...

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Events and Programming

In October 2015, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development, hosted the 30th annual Lincoln Colloquium. Nearly 100 attended the colloquium, which was titled The Better Angels of Our Nature: the Influential Legacy & Character of Abraham Lincoln...

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Educational Activities and Resources

To assist educators, the Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development has developed lesson plans and activities to foster greater character using the model of Abraham Lincoln.

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The Lincoln Heritage Museum is made possible, in part, by Lincoln College.

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