This Summer, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) invites visitors to embark on a unique journey back in time. Through the city-wide "History Comes Alive" program, historic interpreters embodying Abraham Lincoln, Mary Lincoln, and General Ulysses S. Grant will be present at the ALPLM. Immerse yourself in conversations about the past, strike a pose for memorable photographs, and gain insights into life during Lincoln's era.
The ALPLM will also resonate with the sounds of the past. The Lincoln Troubadours vocal group, Springfield Municipal Band, and a captivating string quintet will perform enchanting music specially composed for the museum's new exhibit, "Here I Have Lived: Home in Illinois" by Randy Erwin. Additionally, visitors can relish Erwin's acoustic renditions of music from Lincoln's time.
"History can be fun and accessible. One way to achieve that is giving folks a chance to interact with figures from the past. Another is letting them hear the same music that filled the air 150 years ago," expressed Christina Shutt, the executive director of the ALPLM.
The schedule for the historic interpreters is as follows:
General Grant: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mary Lincoln: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
President Lincoln: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
President Lincoln: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
General Grant: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
President Lincoln: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Mary Lincoln: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
President Lincoln: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Mary Lincoln: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.