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Here I Have Lived: Recreating the Land of Lincoln

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archives, exhibit, history, illinois, library, lincoln
Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Room 324, Main Library
Nov 21, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020   All Day
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Illinois History and Lincoln Collections Calendar

The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections presents “‘Here I Have Lived’: Recreating the Land of Lincoln,” an exhibit about the history of Central Illinois’s two most prominent Lincoln heritage sites. Featuring materials related to the reconstruction of Lincoln’s New Salem near Petersburg and the restoration of the Lincoln Home area in Springfield, the exhibit offers a glimpse into how the places Abraham Lincoln called home in the Prairie State have been recreated after decades of changes to the natural and built environments.


Items on display include photographs, letters, booklets, postcards, architectural designs, sketches, and more, such as a rare woodcut print of the New Salem sawmill and an original souvenir brick from the Lincoln Home!


The exhibit will be on display in the IHLC reading room (room 324) on the third floor of the Main Library from now until February 2020. Please stop by and check it out!


Exhibit hours:

Holiday break hours, 1-5pm, Monday-Friday

Fall and spring hours, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Please see the library website at for details.

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