2015 marks Lincoln museum’s 10th anniversary


Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary’s carriage are on display as part of the Undying Words exhibit during an announcement of the schedule of events and activities for next year to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery, the conclusion of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate 10 years in 2015 with activities and events.

The celebration falls during the year that also marks the 150th anniversaries of Lincoln’s assassination and the Civil War’s end.

The museum’s major exhibit will be “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865.” With the Chicago History Museum, it explores Lincoln’s changing views through five key speeches with unique artifacts.

The museum will become digitally connected. Visitors will be able to see digital content on their mobile devices during tours.

In the spring, “The Battle Hymn Story” will premier in the theater explaining the origins of July Ward Howe’s singular anthem, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

There will be a special summer “under the stars” event outdoors in Union Square Park.


Online: http://www.illinois.gov/alplm