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Lincoln Treasures

Bessie Green-Field Warshawsky Gallery

Lincoln Treasures

February 12 through August 17, 2009

Lincoln Treasures tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s rise to the presidency, his struggle to keep the country united, and how people remembered him after he died. Come see President Lincoln as a student, husband, father, friend, and a leader who changed the nation.

Exhibition Highlights

Lincoln Treasures features objects related to Lincoln, including the desk he used while studying law, his watch and chain, the piano that his sons played, his brush and comb, and the bed in which he died.

Family-friendly interactive features invite visitors to stand in Lincoln's footprints, gain a deeper understanding of the Gettysburg Address, and share their views about what makes a great leader.


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Preview selected pieces from the exhibition.

> View a slideshow of highlights from Lincoln Treasures

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Blog Posts

Read exhibition related blog posts from curator Peter Alter.

> Visit the Chicago History Museum Blog

Shop Lincoln Treasures

The Museum Store website offers a range of gifts related to President Abraham Lincoln.

> Browse Lincoln Treasures gifts

The exhibitions and programming for the Lincoln Bicentennial would not be possible without the following supporters. Exelon is the presenting sponsor of the Lincoln Bicentennial. Lincoln Treasures is funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Additional support for the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is provided by the Crown Family and Gordon and Carole Segal. The official hotel partner for the Lincoln Bicentennial is the Palmer House Hilton.

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