Lincoln Memorial University

Museum Updates

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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 focus on 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


Special Programming

An Evening with Mr. Lincoln

Arnold Auditorium, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum


Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00pm

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is thrilled to welcome back Mr. Dennis Boggs, a.k.a., Mr. Lincoln!

Dennis Boggs presents an enlightening, informative, and educational look at the life of the 16th President as it might have been told by Abraham Lincoln himself. From Lincoln's birth in the wilderness of Kentucky to his early years in Indiana and Illinois... from storekeeper to self-taught lawyer and politician... through his years as President during the Civil War and his death at the hands of an assassin in Ford's Theater.

Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be paid at the front door on the day of the performance. 

Teachers who are interested in learning how to bring their classes for a free morning interaction with the President on April 13th should contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at 423-869-6607 or [email protected]


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Mom and Me Tea

Cumberland Gap Convention Center

$25.00 per Mother-Daughter couple, $10.00 for each additional guest

Saturday, May 12 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Looking for something special to do with Mom this Mother's Day? Join the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum as we host a Mom and Me Tea with an American Girl theme! Bring Mom and your favorite doll with you to enjoy tea, treats, crafts. Each group that registers will also receive the American girl story collection, Finding Freedom: An Addy Classic Volume 1 which tells the the story of Addy Walker and her mother as they find freedom during the American Civil War. The cost for each Mother-Daughter duo is $25.00. The offer can be extended to include sisters, aunts, or grandmothers, too, for an additional $10.00 per person. One book will be provided to each group that registers. Registration is required either by calling 423.869.6607, or by emailing [email protected] Payments should be made at the Museum prior to the event. 


Yearly Programming



Tad's Tots: A Free Monthly Program for Children 0-5 and their Caretakers

Invent with Lincoln!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:00am 

During this month’s special program, we’ll learn how Abraham Lincoln was not just a president, he was an inventor! Together, we'll read My First Biography: Abraham Lincoln. Then, we'll talk about how Lincoln used his brain to solve a problem that he encountered as a young man piloting the Ohio River. We'll end our time together with a gallery tour and craft!

Tad's Tots is always a free event, but registration is required. If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make spaces available for this popular program.

Registration required, and a limited number of spots are available. Please call 423.869.6607 or register here



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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 [email protected]



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Harrogate, TN 37752