The Lincoln Heritage Museum began in 1942 when Lincoln College alumnus Judge Lawrence Stringer donated his vast collection of Lincoln and Logan County history to Lincoln College. The collection has continued to grow through the generosity of many, including Ralph Newman, Stewart McClelland, James Hickey, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln.Make Lincoln Heritage Museum part of your personalized Lincoln itinerary using our Lincoln visit app.
Today, the museum showcases many rare Lincoln artifacts, including an original 1860s "railsplitter" canidate banner, the ballot box in whcih Lincoln cast his vote for president in 1860, mourning clothes worn by Mary Lincoln, and a wealth of Civil War rifles, soldiers' items, and recruitment broadsides just to name a few.
Lincoln Heritage Museum reviews
The museum was empty except for us. We looked through downstairs which was okay, but not great. Then we were taken upstairs for the 75 minute presentation which was really good. If you don't have..... more »
This museum was a wonderful experience and a great introduction to our trip the following few days in Springfield. A 75 minute self-guided tour takes you through many rooms with audio explanations... more »
Really nice museum. Young lady at the desk was really friendly and knowledgeable.
Excellent! Don't miss!
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