Exhibit Guides

Students gathered around Lincoln family in Plaza

The ALPLM provides exhibit guides to assist educators in planning effective, engaging museum visits for their students. These guides help educators and chaperones enrich students’ learning experiences in the exhibits and may include supplemental contextual information, pre- and post-visit activities, discussion questions, key vocabulary, or lessons to complete in the exhibits.

Core Exhibit Guide

Museum Plaza

Our core exhibit encourages guests to experience the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln through immersive spaces and interactive displays. As a supplemental tool, this guide provides additional contextual information and activities to help students to connect with ALPLM's exhibits.

Core Exhibit Guide

Temporary Exhibit Guide

Home is more than a structure. It’s a feeling of belonging and finding a sense of self and community. Whether by immigration, migration, or residency, Illinoisans from Cahokia to Lincoln into the present-day have experienced and imagined home in different ways. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites visitors to explore stories of home in a new exhibit, Here I Have Lived: Home in Illinois. Representing diverse experiences across the prairie state, this exhibit will inspire visitors to connect through artifacts, videos, and interactive features with how people have imagined, created, and found home in Illinois.

To facilitate a more hands-on and interactive experience for students, please use download the Student Exhibit Guide below.

Student Guide


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