Harrogate, Tennessee, January 23, 2018 — The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is commemorating the 209th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth by offering free admission on weekends during the month of February.
The offer is valid Fridays and Saturdays at the museum, which houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. Exhibited are many rare items – two life masks, a tea set from the Lincolns’ home in Springfield, Civil War weapons and uniforms, and a cabinet build by Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln. Approximately 30,000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, paintings and sculptures complete the collection.
“We are celebrating all month and we encourage everyone to join us, tour the museum and take part in the activities we are offering free to our community,” said Michael Lynch, director of the ALLM.
A highlight of the month will be the presidential birthday celebration on Saturday, February 17.
“What kind of a birthday would it be if we didn’t throw a party?” said Natalie Sweet, museum program coordinator. “Included in our birthday event will be free craft activities for the kids, special story time sessions a movie, and, of course, cake.”
Adults and students can also enjoy a free birthday lecture on Lincoln the evening before the party. On Tuesday nights in February the Museum will co-host a free Black History Month Film Series complete with popcorn and refreshments, co-sponsored by LMU Multicultural Student Services.
Upcoming events include:
January 27 - Civil War Cinema: Abraham Lincoln (1930), 2 p.m.
February 1 - Of the People, By the People, For the People: National Citizenship, 6:30 p.m.
February 3 - Inside the Vault Tours, every half hour beginning at 1 p.m.
February 6 - The Help: Black History Month Film Series, 7 p.m.
February 8 - Digital History Workshop: Documenting the American South, 3 p.m.
February 13 - Tad’s Tots: Travel the Underground Railroad, 10 a.m.
February 13 - Lincoln: Black History Month Film Series, 7 p.m.
February 16 - Lincoln Birthday Lecture, 6 p.m.
February 17 - Lincoln’s 209th Birthday Celebration, 1 p.m.
February 20 - Loving: Black History Month Film Series, 7 p.m.
February 27 - To Kill a Mockingbird: Black History Month Film Series, 7 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].