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The Museum offers a variety of programs for the general public, school groups, and area teachers. Whether you are 0 or 99, the Museum has a program for you. Many programs commemorate significant events in Lincoln's life. The tragic Civil War years also receive their fair share of Museum projects. For additional information about annual or upcoming programs and events, contact us by calling Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at 423-869-6607
Tad's Tots: A Free Monthly Program for Children 0-5 and their Caretakers
July 11, 2017, 10:00am
This month's 30-minute program introduces children and their caregivers to the life of Abraham Lincoln. My Little Golden Book about Abraham Lincoln will be read, and a show-and-tell of a few items in the museum gallery follows story. At the end of the session, we will make a special Abraham Lincoln craft to take home.
Registration required, and a limited number of spots are available. Please call 423.869.6607 or register here.
Lincoln Letters and Lincoln's Army: A free quarterly newsletter for elementary and middle school kids
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War? Now you can have your chance to find out! The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to offer you the chance to join Lincoln’s Army at the official rank of Private. If you decide to join, you will receive a membership card which gives you free admission to the museum when accompanied by a paying adult. You can keep up with other Lincoln Army members through the official Lincoln Letters newsletter that comes out every summer, fall, winter, and spring. All you have to do is ask your parents if they will let you send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Digital History Workshop August Session: Using Chronicling America
August 10, 2017, 3:00pm
The Community Digital History Workshop series is a monthly program that teaches participants how to make use of history databases that are available to access from both the home computer and at Lincoln Memorial University. Sessions take place on the second Thursday of every month. These workshops are particularly useful to those who are interested in either/or genealogy and historical research. In the August session, users will learn how to navigate the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, a database of hundreds of digitized American newspapers ranging from the year 1789 to 1924.
$5.00 covers the cost of attendance and materials. Registration required, and a limited number of spots are available. Please call 423.869.6607 or email Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at email@example.com.
The East Tennessee History Fair
August 19, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Market Street and Krutch Park, Downtown Knoxville
Once again this year, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum will participate in the East Tennessee History Fair! Bring the family out to say hello and to participate in the many fun events that will be held that day. For more information on the fair, please visit the East Tennessee History Fair website.
Solar Eclipse 2017: Watch and Tour
August 21, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Not since June 8, 1918, has a path of totality for a solar eclipse cut across the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic. On August 21, 2017, this event will occur again. If you are unable to make it to one of the spots where true totality will occur, we invite you to come to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum to watch the partial eclipse in our backyard!
Visitors are welcome to gather in front of the museum throughout the day to watch the progression of the event. While you wait, your paid admission (at either the regular or group rate) to the museum will also provide you with the opportunity to make a card projector to safely watch the eclipse. Then, take a special, focused tour through our galleries to learn about how Abraham Lincoln was a man of science and invention. His forward-thinking led him to sign the Morrill Act of 1862, charter the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, encourage the creation of the Union Army Balloon Corps, and be the only President to also hold a patent in the U.S. Patent Office.
Activities are free with regular paid admission to the museum. For more information, please call 423.869.6607 or email Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Information: 423-869-6607