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Lincoln Heritage Museum Hosts Week of Celebration
September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
LINCOLN, IL- In lieu of the 2021 Grand Soirée, Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will host the Week of Celebration, a fundraiser celebrating the life and stories of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Heritage Museum September 20-25.
Lincoln Heritage Museum was hopeful an in-person Soiree event would be permitted this fall, however, due to new CDC guidelines regarding indoor masking and growing concerns about the Delta variant, the difficult decision was made to transition away from the heavily attended indoor gala. Instead, Lincoln Heritage Museum is offering free admissions to patrons during the Week of Celebration. Visitors can expect to experience a walking tour through Lincoln’s Life, with each room representing a different period. The brand new 9/11 exhibit will also be on display featuring pieces of steel beam from Trade Center Tower 1, an American Airlines uniform worn in New York City on September 11, along with other artifacts.
During the Week of Celebration, the community has the chance to enter raffle drawings for fun prize packages at the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Community members can also participate in the Celebration Wine Pull where $20 buys a randomly selected bottle of wine. Wine ranges in value from $5-$150, with several bottles valued over $50. Wine will be available for purchase and pick-up at the Museum during regular business hours September 20-October 1.
“This is the second year that the pandemic shifted our plans for fall fundraising,” said Olivia Partlow, Director of Lincoln Heritage Museum. “Although it will be quite different than the Grand Soirée, I’m very excited to have the opportunity for more community involvement during this year’s Week of Celebration.”
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered critical funding for Lincoln Heritage Museum. Funding supports the acquisition or preservation of important artifacts, creation of new exhibits, educational outreach and the development of free community programming. Lincoln Heritage Museum attracts tourists to the community from all over the world.
Lincoln Heritage Museum has received a great deal of recognition for design, educational opportunities, and historical artifacts. The Museum was the recipient of the prestigious Wendy Allen Award, a national award recognizing exceptional achievements in promoting scholarship about Abraham Lincoln. The Museum has also been named one of the 30 most amazing university museums in the world by Bestcollegesonline.org, and fifth most astounding collegiate museum in the nation by EdSmart.
More details to follow regarding how to participate in the 2021 Week of Celebration. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Olivia Partlow at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.