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Learn more about one of America's most beloved presidents.


  • Spielberg Lincoln Exhibit
    Ongoing exhibit, 9am-5pm daily
    Union Station, 500 E. Madison, Springfield

  • Rare and Routine
    Ongoing exhibit, Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 – 4:30
    Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield

  • Civil War Fashion Fair
    March 30, 2:00-3:30pm
    Springfield Art Association, 700 N 4th St., Springfield
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Soldiers' homes in Illinois

In April 1864 construction began in Springfield on what would be called a "soldiers' home." One of four such major facilities in Illinois, the home provided individual soldiers in transit between their home and the front line with a short-term place of rest, refreshment, and care.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Illinois General Assembly.