Mason Johnson knows nothing about horoscopes or astrology. Seriously. When he was six, his mom thought it was funny to make him stick his head out the car window and scream, “What’s your sign?” at women walking by. That is the extent of his experience. Also, Mason is an Aquarius… ladies.
The Emancipation Proclamation and two other items related to the end of slavery are on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
Researchers scouring the National Archives for papers involving President Abraham Lincoln say they’ve made an exciting discovery: a first-person account of a doctor who rushed to Lincoln’s side after he was shot at Ford’s Theatre in D.C.
Whether you’re celebrating Presidents Day, honest Abe’s Day of birth, or just looking for a weekend getaway, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is worth the trip to Springfield. This is an educational experience for adults and children of all ages to have fun, make memories and even learn a little something about our 16th president. Here’s a run down of museum highlights and tips to help you plan your next trip.
On the official Illinois holiday honoring President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, word of a famous painting of his First Lady is being called a fraud.
Lincoln history buffs are in for a birthday treat this weekend.
Admirers of Abraham Lincoln will be none too happy to learn that state budget cuts are threatening historic sites across the state.
It looks like the name – and maybe the face – of now convicted power broker William Cellini will remain right up there with Honest Abe in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
A woman who may have been wrongly convicted – and hanged – for conspiring to kill President Abraham Lincoln is getting something of another chance.
A college student from Gurnee has quite a story to tell about what he is doing over his summer vacation.
As the Civil War Sesquicentennial approaches, a scholar says Abraham Lincoln is not universally loved. That still resonates in the 21st century.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield has a new exhibit opening to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Called the “Team of Rivals,” the exhibit looks at Lincoln, his […]
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