Lincoln Heritage Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine's 15th annual Museum Day
Free admission on September 21, 2019 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket

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[September 13, 2019]   LINCOLN - The Lincoln Heritage Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazineís 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institutionís Washington D.C.-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last yearís event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The LHMís current special exhibit, Young America, features Lincolnís Intellect and the Young America Movement that occurred within the American youth during the 1830s through 1850s.

See pieces of local history, like the original town plat of Lincoln, IL, as well as pieces of Abraham Lincoln history, such as a chair from his law office and the back of one of the couches he sat on while courting Mary Todd. The LHM is open from 1-4 PM on Saturday, September 21.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/ museumday.

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Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday or contact the Lincoln Heritage Museum at 217-735-7399.

[Olivia Partlow
Museum Assistant
Lincoln Heritage Museum]

 

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