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Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln

#64 of 236 in Museums in Illinois
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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.

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.
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  • I was very impressed with this museum. I am fascinated with Lincoln and have read many books on his life but still learned a lot from this visit. The bottom floor took ab out an hour to go through.....  more »
  • This museum is fantastic. I enjoyed all the information in the first floor as well as the guided tour that Ron provided me on the second floor which story-tells the thoughts that may have gone...  more »
  • Really nice museum. Young lady at the desk was really friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Excellent! Don't miss!

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