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The ALLM offers a variety of programs for the general public, school groups, area teachers, and special interest groups.  Whether you are 0 or 99, the Museum has a program for you. Many programs focus on significant events in Lincoln's life. Some are award-winning, such as our annual October Civil War STEAM event. For additional information about annual or upcoming programs and events, contact us by calling Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at [email protected].


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Mom and Me Tea


Join the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum as we host a Mom and Me Tea at the Cumberland Gap Convention Center! Bring Mom and your favorite stuffed animal or doll with you to enjoy tea, treats, and age-appropriate crafts. The cost for each Mother/Grandmother/special adult-child duo is $25.00. The offer can be extended to include other family members, too, for an additional $15.00 per person. Registration opens a month prior.




The ALLM partners with the Guardians of the Gap to host FolkFest, a celebration of Appalachian art, traditions, and culture! In addition to hosting a temporary exhibit within the Cumberland Gap during the week of FolkFest, the ALLM hosts talks by historians, traditional medicine and animal experts, musicians and craftsmen who teach about 19th century Appalachia. The ALLM also provides free additional parking space and a shuttle to take individuals into the Cumberland Gap to relieve traffic in the town. FolkFest 2023 will take place on August 12, 2023.


Civil War STEAM


The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to participate in October's Tennessee STEAM event! All across the state, participating Museums show audiences how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics pairs with the Humanities. Classrooms can visit the Museum to learn about the spread of disease during the Civil War, the treatment of illnesses and injuries, nautical tech, industrialization, coding (Morse Code, that is!), mapping, and mathematical wartime strategy. School groups (public, private, and homeschool) can arrange to visit the stations throughout the day.  Admission is free. Families are invited to attend the afternoon event, and participants can bring their telescopes and blankets for the night to participate in a statewide Star Party, which at the ALLM is themed on the Underground Railroad.