Junior Historians Overview

Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales

Each month, we invite our youngest visitors (0-5 years) and their caregivers to participate in Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales. This early learning program focuses on reading stories and engaging children in activities and play around a fun theme that changes monthly.

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Reading Club

Have you ever wanted to participate in a book club, but weren’t sure where to start? We have a program for that! Each month, during the summer, ALPLM invites Junior Historians to participate in a guided book discussion with our Education staff.

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No Malice Film Contest

We invite Illinois youth and young adults, ages 11-21, to participate in the No Malice Film Contest. The contest asks participants to create short films addressing topics of racial healing. Winning films will receive prizes and be shown at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and EbertFest.

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Art Contest

Each year, ALPLM and the Illinois State Board of Education host an Art Contest for Illinois students, grades K-12. The theme is announced in early fall and entries are accepted through December. We announce winners during President Lincoln’s birthday celebrations in the Spring. This section includes images of past winners and information about the current contest.

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History Detective

Looking for a way to engage your children while visiting the museum? Look no further! Our History Detective activity, free with admission, provides each child with a History Detective kit and allows them to exchange it at the end of their visit for a prize.

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Fun Zone

If you’re looking for fun activities or games, be sure to check out the Fun Zone! You’ll find coloring pages, mysterious spy codes to crack, scavenger hunts, and so much more.

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