Museum Special Exhibit

The Illinois Gallery is the Museum’s special exhibit space and it may be added to a Museum rental event to offer your guests more of the Museum to explore.

The 2023 special exhibit is Here I Have Lived: Home in Illinois.  

Illinois Gallery Special Exhibit: $250

Here I have Lived: Home in Illinois

Here I Have Lived

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, opening March 23, 2023. 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.
Exhibit Dates: March 23, 2023 through January 21, 2024

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