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New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future

New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future
Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local...

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local lore

 

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5/22/1868

The Republican National Convention in Chicago closes after Ulysses S. Grant is selected as the party's presidential candidate.

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Event date: 4/12/2019 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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VIP Night With Douglas Brinkley

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Noted historian Douglas Brinkley visits to discuss his latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. Brinkley, a presidential historian and contributor to CNN and the New York Times will take the audience from Kennedy's 1961 vow to put a man on the moon to the successful landing in 1969. 

5:15 p.m. - VIP meet and greet at the Library.  VIP ticket holders get preferred seating in the Union Theater. Limited availability!
6:00 p.m. - Book signing at the Museum. Book availability not guaranteed if not purchased during the pre-sale window ending April 1st.
6:30 p.m. - Presentation in the Museum's Union Theater.  General Admission tickets $10-$50.  VIP tickets $25-$65.   Purchase tickets here. 

The Illinois Gallery will be open to view our newest exhibit, "American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times"

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois (Map)

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