Help the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum serve the community


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites the people of Sangamon County to a town hall meeting that will explore community challenges and how the ALPLM can best lend support.

“The ALPLM wants to be a good neighbor and an active part of the community. That means listening to other people about how we can help,” said Christina Shutt, the executive director. “Maybe they’ll have ideas for improving our exhibits or making our education services more relevant. Maybe there are ways we can assist other organizations.”

The meeting takes place Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Union Theater. People can also watch and comment on the ALPLM Facebook page

Participants will be asked to share their thoughts on two major questions. What are the barriers to the presidential library strengthening its relationship with the community, particularly the African American and Latinx communities? And what are some community needs that the ALPLM can help address?

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincoln’s life and times. The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents, photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history.  

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