Volunteer says enriching visitors' experience is "what makes the museum so special."
A rash decision by a Union general led to a sticky situation for Abraham Lincoln
One of Lincoln's careers was surveying, and he made many maps, including of some places that never existed.
Athlete and history buff Chad Magnusson treasures relationships and skills he builds as volunteer at Lincoln Presidential Library.
In a time before recorded video and sound, sheet music was a way to get a message to the masses.
Small piece of paper in the ALPLM collection tells a big story about Abraham Lincoln's struggles.
The ALPLM staff works hard to make sure our collection is not only comprehensive but also useful. A big collection doesn't do much good if you can't find anything in it.
At her teacher's suggestion, high school senior began volunteering at Lincoln Presidential Library. She came for the history but stays for the people.
The past and current generations of our families lived rich lives full of history, and it is worth our efforts to uncover, collect, and preserve these untold stories.
Chicago Union Stock Yards opened December 25, 1865. By the turn of the century they provided 25,000 jobs in the meatpacking industry and helped make Chicago the center of the Midwestern economy.