2022 Old Joliet Prison Tours

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL

The Old Joliet Prison tour program is primarily managed by the Joliet Area Historical Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity, in partnership with the City of Joliet. The proceeds from activities will be used to expand the Museum’s mission to preserve and disseminate the history of Joliet, as well as to fund much-needed measures to secure and stabilize…

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum “For the People” Series

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – It’s no simple thing to bring together family treasures, painful memories and beautiful photographs, but Arielle Weininger and Jim Lommasson managed it when they created the “Stories of Survival” exhibit now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The duo will explain why they took on the challenge and how they…

Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Launches New Exhibit of Lincoln Treasures

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new exhibit of Lincoln treasures – one that will be updated monthly – to reward the public after two years of turmoil created by the Covid pandemic. “The pandemic turned life upside down and demanded sacrifices from everyone. Now that life is…

24th Annual Conference on Illinois History – “Stories of Resilience”

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

The 24th Annual Conference on Illinois History - “Stories of Resilience” wil be held at Abraham Presidential Library & Museum October 6-7, 2022. Illinois and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and all that it has wrought. Yet, amid tragedy and uncertainty, stories of human resilience continue to light the path forward…