Three Generations of an Illinois Family: Two Lincoln Letters Acquired
by James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., Curator, Lincoln Collection
When Thomas Kenney of Massachusetts accepted 160 acres in Illinois from President James Monroe in 1818 as partial thanks for his service in the War of 1812, he set the later owners of that land along a path to local notoriety and friendship with a giant—Abraham Lincoln. Now the historic treasures of John Hake of Delray Beach, Florida, the last of one line of that family, have come to the ALPLM. - More...
Opening January 15, 2013
"Illinois Boys in Blue: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?"
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil Warm this exhibit highlights the Emmancipation Proclamation; the Battle of Vicksburg; immigrants who served in Illinois regiments; prisons; an Ulysses S. Grant with images from the "Boys in Blue" and Civil War Library collections.
Library, open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, with weekend hours through Labor Day