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More than two centuries after he came into this world, Abraham Lincoln continues to provoke interest and debate. Together with our partners, we’re leading efforts to make the story of his life, legacy, and leadership available to all people. As a 501c3 nonprofit charity, we rely on support from generous donors like you to carry out this important work. Your support is essential.

As a token of thanks, every gift of $100 or more will receive a limited-edition, 50th anniversary print of Lincoln Home National Historic Site created for us by artist Julie Dailey.

In the last year, we added major achievements to our two decades of service to the public. For example, we have:

  • Established a new partnership with the National Park Service in support of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Less than a year into the relationship, we have made possible important landscape, education, exhibit, and outreach efforts.
  • Produced and launched a new online multi-media project that delves into Lincoln’s response to rising tensions in the 1850s. The project includes a four-part docuseries designed for life-long learners and students, companion public programming, lesson plans by award-winning educators, and a primary source gallery.
  • Received a grant from the National Park Foundation and individual donors like you to launch a 6-month, nationwide study. The study is exploring the needs and best models for scaling support of Lincoln’s legacy and related historic places across the country.
  • Secured a transformative gift to create an entirely new, youth-centered exhibit in the historic Corneau House at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The gift covers the total project cost from interpretive planning, to design, fabrication and installation. The grand opening is scheduled for summer 2023. This is the first time in the 50-year-history of the federal site that an exhibit space is being designed for a youth audience.
  • Awarded one of the first Inclusive Storytelling Grants from the National Park Foundation to support our effort to design a new exhibit in the historic Julius Rosenwald Boyhood Home at Lincoln Home.

The needs and opportunities are clear. And together we can successfully deliver on our ambitious goals for the coming year: new exhibits, new programs, and new collaborations, while having the flexibility to seize unique opportunities to meet our mission. Give today to the Annual Fund, and together we can change the future of history.

Thank you for your support!

Give to the Annual Fund today