Online Exhibits

The State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois

Experience the on-line version of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning original ALPLM exhibit which was featured in Springfield and in Chicago. The exhibit tells the story of the “Sonic History” of Illinois through mini documentaries, images and artifacts. Written by Dave Hoekstra.

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The Gettysburg Address Up Close

Get a detailed look at the ALPLM’s copy of Lincoln’s most famous speech through this interactive exhibit. Pop-up boxes will explain key ideas, tell the document’s history, and link to other sources of information. The page also includes a photo gallery and educational resources for teachers and parents.

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Emancipation Proclamation

On the day Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he reportedly told abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner that it was “the great event of the nineteenth century” and “that the name which is connected with this matter will never be forgotten.” Lincoln was correct that the Emancipation Proclamation would become the focal point of his life and legacy, and it continues to be one of the seminal texts of American History.

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