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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Museum Closure

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum's doors are currently closed for a $3.6 million expansion project, which is expected to last until mid-2021. The closing will move the museum improvement project into its final phase, which includes the addition of new galleries, an elevator, new restrooms, and a children's learning laboratory to help visitors experience LMU’s extensive collection which covers the life of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the founding of the University.

We look forward to welcoming the community back in late 2021! Until then, if you have general inquiries, please contact Museum Specialist Jonathan Smallwood at 423-869-6235 or at [email protected] If you are a community organization or a school group interested in learning resources, please reach out to our program coordinator, Natalie Sweet, about the potential to bring programming to you either in person or digitally. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Education Resources

Flipgrid: Free, educational and interactive exploration of the ALLM's collection, perfect for classroom and distance learning.

Lincoln Letters for Kids: newsletter and Lincoln's Army Club

ALLM for Educators Community Page

Tennessee History Day

New: The Young Lincolns Podcast

An important aspect of every Railsplitter Homecoming is sharing our LMU memories. The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is now keeping this aspect alive year-round by releasing our new podcast, The Young Lincolns. Taking its title from LMU founder O.O. Howard’s words about the students of LMU being the “young Lincolns of this section,” the podcast will allow you to hear the stories of LMU alumni from its founding to the present day. Some stories, like the one you will hear today from Mrs. Helen Anderson Ramsey, Class of 1926, will come from written memories preserved in the university and museum’s archives. Others will come to you directly from the source. These are the types of stories that you love to hear fellow Railsplitters tell at Homecoming – a proposal at the Spring House, dorm life with the “dead line” was firmly in place, funny class stories, and memories of those instructors who helped alumni grow into the people they are today. And, these podcasts will give you an added bonus – the ability to hear from alumni who attended it in its earliest days and are no longer with us. Click on the link above to begin listening and to locate The Young Lincolns on your favorite podcast outlet.