Largely forgotten today, Andre Cailloux was one of the first Black military heroes of the Civil War
New exhibit looks at Depression origins of Shawnee National Forest
The murder of Abraham Lincoln was met with anger and tears.
A Lincoln historian appreciates getting to know the lives of three other people with Illinois roots
Free Frank McWorter rescued his family from slavery and then established a town in Illinois.
Letter shows the Lincolns as a young couple managing the typical concerns of middle-class life.
Items on loan from Springfield's African American sororities tell a century-long story of women helping women.
Art historian Mark Pohlad examines an ALPLM painting that seems to blend the Civil War, World War I and the artist's own nightmares into a single powerful image.
At the urging of a magazine "editress," Abraham Lincoln called for a day of thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November. It was a major step in making Thanksgiving the tradition we know today.
A Lincoln historian puts the spotlight on the meaning and power of the overly familiar words of the Gettysburg Address.