2016: Lincoln Presidential Museum
I have visited several Presidential Museums, but my favorite by far is the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. It is interactive and appropriate for all ages, but also does any amazing job of showing historical artifacts. My favorite exhibit is “Ghosts of the Library” which shows how history is studied and is an amazing technological special effects show.
The left hand page shows some pictures of us eating out after the museum, and includes the brochure from the Museum, which is affixed to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it can be opened by the reader. The right hand page includes a picture of the Museum sign (which helps to show where we are), and a picture of us with the Lincoln family. It is not every day that the President and his family are willing to pose for pictures! I also put two of the entrance wristbands on the page.
Visitors Tip: In the middle of the entrance rotunda to the museum is a small circle. Museum workers will secretly put a penny right in the middle of the this circle and if you see if before someone else you can pick it up to take it. If you look at the bottom right hand corner of the spread above you will see the penny that we picked up from this spot!
We really enjoy President Lincoln’s legacy and have actually visited many sites related to him. See below for scrapbook pages related to our trips to Lincoln sites:
- Lincoln Birthplace
- Ford’s Theater – Where Lincoln was assassinated
- Peterson House – Where Lincoln Died
- Lincoln Memorial
- 2012 Visit to Lincoln Tomb
- 2012 Visit to Lincoln Presidential Museum
- Lincoln Play at Lincoln State Park