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Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

Think you know America’s most famous president?

In 2009, get to know the real Lincoln.

In 2009, the Chicago History Museum invites you to get to know Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the year-long bicentennial celebration of Lincoln’s birth year, a variety of exhibitions and programs will uncover the complexities of Lincoln and reveal a man who was much like us—a spouse, a parent, a concerned citizen, a worrywart, and a dreamer.

Lincoln central, every day, all year.

The Chicago History Museum is the place to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's legacy. Join the Everybody's Lincoln project by Lincolnizing one of your own photos and get your daily dose of Lincoln with our Lincoln Today web feature.

Check back frequently to learn more about this special year of exhibitions, activities, and events.


> Abraham Lincoln Transformed: Through April 12, 2010

> Benito Juárez and the Making of Modern Mexico: Through April 12, 2010

> Lincoln Park Block by Block: Through September 6, 2010

> "Lincoln at 200" online exhibition


> Everybody's Lincoln—Get Lincolnized!

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

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Lincoln Today

"Lincoln Today" tells the story of Lincoln, not only as political leader, but as a man in all his complexity. Events both momentous and ordinary paint the picture of a life and of a time in history. The principal source is "The Lincoln Log," which is the best and most complete record of Lincoln’s life. http://www.thelincolnlog.org Used by permission.

Lincoln Bicentennial Sponsors and Partners

Exelon is the presenting sponsor of the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Additional support has been provided by the Crown Family and Gordon and Carole Segal. The Museum thanks the Motorola Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Joyce Foundation, The Guild of the Chicago Historical Society, Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Foundation, and American Airlines for their support of this celebration. Adult programming is generously supported by Bank of America. The Museum recognizes Tawani Foundation for their support of penny admission during opening weekend. ABC 7 Chicago is the official broadcast partner. The official hotel partner for the Lincoln Bicentennial is The Palmer House Hilton.

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