Lincoln Memorial University

Public Programming

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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


Monthly Programming

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

June's Theme: This Little President


Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:00am 

During this month’s special program, we’ll read This Little President: A Presidential Primer. Children will learn about how Abraham Lincoln admired George Washington when he was a little boy, and they will learn about presidents who admired Abraham Lincoln. Our craft time and tour will be presidential - you don't want to miss it!

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


Firelight Learners: A monthly homeschool meet-up at the ALLM

Beginning September 2018 

Homeschool co-ops and classes across the area are invited to participate in a monthly exploration of the past through primary source analysis, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) exploration, and hands-on-learning. Beginning September 2018.


Special Programming

Mystery at the Museum: The Secret Behind the Séance

October 31, 2018, 10:00am-5:00pm

Join us for a Halloween to remember! Learn the facts behind Mary Lincoln’s White House séances, and see how this 19th century pastime worked. Then, become a Pinkerton Detective and take a self-led tour through our galleries to collect clues and reveal who is trying to scam the First Lady. It’s a fun family frolic with Halloween treats for trick-or-treaters included! Free with the price of paid admission.


Mrs. Lincoln's 200th Birthday Tea

Thursday, December 18, 2018

This December marks Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday. Celebrate with the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum as we hold a special tea to mark the First Lady's life. Details coming soon.



Girl Scout Programming

The ALLM is a proud partner of the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. Together, we help Girl Scouts achieve their citizenship badges. Below are this year's workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Cadettes, Juniors, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Should your troop wish to visit the Museum but are unable to visit on the workshop dates, please let us know and we can schedule a private session. For all workshops and private activities, the cost if $5.00 for children, and adults are free. 


Good Neighbor Badge Worskhop for Daisies

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about being a good neighbor with the 16th President of the United States and Harriet Tubman. Daisies will hear special stories, tour the museum, and make poster depicting their own communities from the past and present. Daisies will complete the Good Neighbor Citizen badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on October 19, 2018.


Celebrating Community Badge Workshop for Brownies

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come celebrate your community while learning about the American Civil War! Girls will learn about symbols used in the past and the present, go on a flag hunt through the museum, create a special banner to represent their troop, and then take part in a Girl Scout Parade! Brownies will complete the Celebrating Community Citizen badge requirements (badge NOT included).Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on October 19, 2018.


Finding Common Ground Badge Workshop for Cadettes

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

Join other Cadettes as you learn about finding common ground with one another in uncommon times. Girls will have the opportunity to learn about the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates in our galleries while also learning how famous women from the time period used their voices to make positive changes in their communities. Problem solving activities will be included. Cadettes will complete the Finding Common Ground badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on November 2, 2018.


Citizen Badge Workshop for Seniors and Ambassadors

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Seniors and Ambassadors will learn the power of the ballot and public policy in this special workshop. Starting with a tour of the Museum, they will learn the history of active citizenship in the United States. Then, they will learn how to exercise their own voting power while learning about how they can affect public policy. Seniors will complete the Behind the Ballot badge requirements and Ambassadors will complete the Public Policy badge requirements (badges NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on November 2, 2018.


Inside Government Badge Workshop for Juniors

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come learn about Civil War heroines! Juniors will learn about Mary Lincoln, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe through stories and a museum tour. Then, they will learn how to be heroines in their own communities. Juniors will complete the Inside Government badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on December 14, 2018.

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Harrogate, TN 37752