This Sunday, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (ALPM) will present, “Oscar Day at the Museum” to help cheer on Lincoln (2012), which will compete for a dozen Academy Awards. From noon to three, the Museum will have various Oscar-related activities including: a red carpet entrance complete with a photographer taking photos, Oscar bingo, crafts for kids, a chance to win admission for four to the ALPM and a $50 Visa gift card by filling out your very own Oscar® ballot, and a chance to view equine related props from the movie courtesy of KEL Equine Productions. In addition, you’ll be able to receive discounted admission to the museum by simply saying, “Civil War Sunday” at the ticket counter.
On Facebook, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (ALPLM) down in Springfield, Illinois “is celebrating Abe’s birthday with a gift to visitors: reduced admission on Sundays in February.” Just say “Civil War Sunday” when one buys one ticket at the ALPM and one will get another ticket of equal or lesser value for free.
That means two adults can tour the museum for just $12, or two parents and two children can enjoy the ALPM’s movies and exhibits for just $24. Guests will need to provide an e-mail address to activate the special price, which cannot be combined with any other promotion.
February is a busy month at the ALPLM. Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th, and the ALPM held a celebratory concert on Sunday, February 10, 2013 and a symposium February 11-12.
Lincoln’s famed stovepipe hat is on display in the ALPM’s Treasures Gallery, alongside a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a handwritten note on Lincoln’s definition of democracy.
The third installment of the Boys in Blue exhibit has just opened, taking an in-depth look at the contributions of Illinois soldiers in the Civil War, and the To Kill and To Heal exhibit on the war’s weapons and medicine continues to wow visitors.
Another museum exhibit showcases Benito Juarez, known as “the Mexican Abraham Lincoln” for his role of leading Mexico through civil war to a more just society. For more information about visiting the ALPLM or becoming a member through the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.