While Lincoln College permanently closed in May of 2022, Lincoln Heritage Museum remains open for normal operating hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm.

collections

Located on the campus of the only college named for Lincoln in his lifetime, the Lincoln Heritage Museum exhibits a rare and valuable collection of artifacts that tell the story of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Heritage Museum promotes research and educational activities, encourages the development of path-breaking scholarship, and reaches a broad audience through programs and publications.

Lincoln collection

Over 100 items from the Lincoln Collection that were created by, owned by, or associated with Abraham Lincoln, his family, and his colleagues are on display every day at Lincoln Heritage Museum...

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Now on Display

Discover the misunderstood life of Mary Lincoln. The new exhibit highlights Mary Lincoln and features many items owned by Mrs. Lincoln and the Lincoln family including a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, Mary Lincoln’s jewelry, mourning fan, handbag, and a dinner bell from the Lincoln home in Springfield, among other items.

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Now on Display

The special exhibit "Always Remember: Commemorating 9/11 After 20 Years" features a piece of steel beam from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, an American Airlines flight attendant uniform worn in NYC on 9/11, and more.

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Lincoln College Archives

Lincoln College, chartered Lincoln University in 1865, is a private, liberal arts college, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association...

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Letters from the Presidents

In 1955, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sang bestowed to the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College, letters and documents from most of the presidents of the United States up to that time, as well as...

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