Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

NEWS

Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield gets New Director
July, 2016

ALPLM Welcomes 4 Millionth Visitor
Feb 2016

Lincoln Presidential Library Welcomes New Volunteers
Jan 27, 2017

The Civil War in Four Minutes Released
By popular demand this hit video is at last available for purchase for home use.
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Barack Obama and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
The two featured speakers at the 2005 Grand Opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library were George W. Bush and a relatively unknown Illinois Senator named Barack Obama. 

Barack Obama Makes Lincoln Bicentennial the Theme of his Inauguration.

Honest About Abe
Illinois museum sports revolutionary, grand design.
Journal Gazette | 09.11.2005
(Sep 11, 2005)

Lincoln Legacy
Since its public dedication in April, the museum has seen 300,000 visitors pass through its doors (the library opened in October 2004).
Chicago Sun-Times
(Aug 21, 2005)

Public Streams Into Lincoln Museum
Opening the Abraham Lincoln library and museum in Springfield, Ill., President George W. Bush said Tuesday that its mix of showmanship and scholarship should help generations rediscover the 16th president, whose commitment to freedom for all embodies "the meaning and promise of America."
NBC5.com
(Apr 20, 2005)

Bush Heralds Lincoln, Dedicates Library
President Bush dedicated the first museum for Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday, a high-tech tribute to the man raised in a log cabin who went on to become arguably America's greatest president.
Reuters
(Apr 20, 2005)

Honest Abe Gets a Museum
All it took was 140 years for Honest Abe to finally get his own presidential library and museum, which designers tout as a flashier multimedia experience than even the new Clinton library.
New York Daily News
(Apr 17, 2005)

Invading Lincoln's Space
Creators of a high-tech presidential museum want to 'grab you by the heart' in unorthodox ways. Don't expect a sentimental journey.
Los Angeles Times
(Apr 16, 2005)

The New Lincoln Library
Video segment - A tour of the new high-tech Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois dedicated to the life and presidency of the nation's 16th president.
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
(Apr 15, 2005)

Lincoln's Spirit Lives in New Museum
The director of the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum would like to make one thing perfectly clear: There are no rubber Lincolns in this institution.
USA Today
(Apr 15, 2005)

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington
A bloodied shirt, computer-generated apparitions, prerecorded gossip, fog machines -- organizers claim it's just an honest look at Honest Abe.
Washington Times
(Apr 12, 2005)

New Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Marries Traditional Scholarship With 21st Century Showmanship
Interactive, state-of-the art technology brings Lincoln and his legacy brilliantly to life.
PRNewswire
(Apr 07, 2005)

Living in Lincoln's World
Museum's high-tech displays let visitors experience the life of the 16th president.

Indanapolis Star
(Apr 3, 2005)

Museum Preview In Springfield
The new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opens next month in our state capitol. The museum uses Twenty-First Century technology to create history that feels like real life.
Week.com
(Mar 24, 2005)

Museum Gives Exhibit Details
Abraham Lincoln's deathbed is part of an unprecedented collection of artifacts that will make up the first temporary exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Four other collections from around the country also are loaning items, many of which will be leaving their collectors for the first time.
State Journal-Register
(Mar 02, 2005)

Lincoln Museum Wants Your Name on the Wall
Your name can be part of Abraham Lincoln's library and museum - literally. For a donation of $5,000 to $20,000 to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, you can place a name on a wall in the museum foyer.
Journal Star
(Mar 02, 2005)

Gov. Blagojevich Opens Illinois State Fairgrounds to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Members
Governor Rod Blagojevich and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke today announced the Illinois State Fairgrounds will open to the general public for camping, in coordination with the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Illinois Dept. of Agriculture
(Mar 02, 2005)

The Real Lincoln
U.S. News and World Report (Feb 21, 2005)
Lincoln's prepresidential papers have been consolidated, for the first time, in a new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., the town he called home.

Honest Abe, Flesh and Blood
U.S. News and World Report (Feb 21, 2005)
To hear its backers talk, the high-tech Abraham Lincoln museum opening here this spring is designed to save the 16th president from a fate worse than death: being boring.

Histrionics and History
Lincoln Library's High-Tech Exhibits Have Scholars Choosing Sides
Washington Post
(Feb 15, 2005)

Audio interview with BRC Imagination Arts Founder/Chairman Bob Rogers on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum experience.
"A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor (Feb 12, 2005)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Opens with Four-Day Public Celebration
PRNewswire (Feb 9, 2005)
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today announced the schedule of activities for the grand opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, which compellingly recreates "The Great American Story" of Abraham Lincoln's life through immersive exhibits that employ state-of-the-art technology never seen before in a presidential museum.

Nationwide Essay Contest for Middle and High School Students
C-SPAN (Jan 11, 2005)
C-SPAN, the nationwide public affairs cable television network, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum have announced "Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address: An Essay Contest for Middle and High School Students." The contest challenges students to craft their own thoughts about a "new birth of freedom" in an essay not to exceed 272 words, the length of President Lincoln's November 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address.

Editorial Cartoon
The State Journal Register Editorial (Nov 30, 2004)
The people of Springfield, Ill., and the nation are spending $150 million for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum complex. We think the people deserve a lot for their money. And despite some recent criticism from the academic community, we think the people are going to get a big bang for their bucks.


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