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.
In lieu of the 2021 Grand Soirée, Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College hosted the Week of Celebration, a fundraiser celebrating the life and stories of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Heritage Museum September 20-25.
Lincoln Heritage Museum was hopeful an in-person Soiree event would be permitted this fall, however, due to CDC guidelines regarding indoor masking and growing concerns about the Delta variant, the difficult decision was made to transition away from the heavily attended indoor gala.
During the Week of Celebration, the community had the chance to enter raffle drawings for fun prize packages at the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Community members also participated in the Celebration Wine Pull where $20 buys a randomly selected bottle of wine. Wine ranges in value from $5-$150, with several bottles valued over $50.
Raffle Basket Winners
Fine Gift Basket- John Edwards
Abe's Basket- Susan Hoblit
Taste of Lincoln Basket- Lynn Paulus
Party Bus- Michelle Bauer
Cardinal's Tickets- Maggie Knollenberg
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered critical funding for Lincoln Heritage Museum. Funding supports the acquisition or preservation of important artifacts, creation of new exhibits, educational outreach and the development of free community programming.
More details to follow regarding how to participate in the 2021 Week of Celebration. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Lincoln Heritage Museum Director Olivia Partlow at 217.735.7254 or [email protected] for details.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors
Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP
The Christian Village
Graue Chevrolet Buick
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Edward Jones - Christine Short
Gehlbach & Gribkoff Family
Kickapoo Creek Farms
MJ Kellner Foodservice
R.W. Garrett Agency, Inc.
State Bank of Lincoln