Sangamon County 
 Historical Society





Sangamon County Historical Society

Tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library--MEMBERS ONLY

  • April 15, 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • 112 North Sixth Street, Springfield, IL
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Registration is closed
Members of the Sangamon County Historical Society will get a guided after-hours tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library by Lincoln Curator James Cornelius and Kathryn Harris, Director of Library Services.
Opened in 2004, the 98,000 square foot Library serves as home to the Illinois State Historical Library and its famed Henry Horner Lincoln Collection.  It has more than 12 million books, documents and artifacts, 52,000 of which are from the Lincoln Collection, the world's largest.  The collection includes an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, the Gettysburg Address, and Lincoln's presidential briefcase that are on rotating display at the museum.  

The library also includes a 33,000 square foot state-of-the-art storage facility, approximately six miles of shelves, reading rooms, archival facilities, microfilm and manuscript collections, classrooms, a multi-purpose conference space, offices, interactive displays, exhibits, and meeting and special event areas.  Its Illinois history collection includes items from the 1700s to the present, including an original copy of the earliest newspaper published in Illinois.  

Seating is limited on the tour, so please pre-register online.  
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