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week of celebration

SEPTEMBER 20-25, 2021
The Week of Celebration


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In lieu of the 2021 Grand Soirée, Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will host 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 new 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.


Instead, Lincoln Heritage Museum is offering free admissions to patrons during the Week of Celebration. Visitors can expect to experience a walking tour through Lincoln’s Life, with each room representing a different period. The brand new 9/11 exhibit will also be on display featuring pieces of steel beam from Trade Center Tower 1, an American Airlines uniform worn in New York City on September 11, along with other artifacts.


During the Week of Celebration, the community has the chance to enter raffle drawings for fun prize packages at the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Community members can also participate 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. Wine will be available for purchase and pick-up at the Museum during regular business hours September 20-October 2.


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


Platinum Sponsors

CORE Construction

Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP

Silver Sponsors

The Christian Village

Graue Chevrolet Buick

Bronze Sponsors

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Edward Jones - Christine Short

Gehlbach & Gribkoff Family

Kickapoo Creek Farms

MJ Kellner Foodservice

R.W. Garrett Agency, Inc.


SIU Medicine

State Bank of Lincoln


Pearl Sponsors



Eaton Corporation

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