Join a community of thousands of people across the nation who value President Lincoln’s example and the work we do to preserve, share, and more fully understand it.

Together, we have built cultural spaces, sponsored exhibits, acquired and displayed collections, and provided a vast array of onsite and online programming to hundreds of teachers, tens of thousands of students, and more than five million visitors from 100-plus countries.

We are a nonprofit, public charity that has never received government operating support. Your membership is tax deductible as allowed by law and directly supports our mission to share the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life, legacy, and leadership with the world.

Annual Membership Levels

Friend - $75

Family - $100

Family Plus - $125

Circuit Rider - $300

Railsplitter - $500 

In appreciation of your support, member benefits include the following:

  • Free access to Four Score Speaker Series webinars
  • Invitations to free in-person and online tours, events, and programs
  • Discounted tickets to select programs and events
  • Access to our members-only Facebook group featuring weekly trivia
  • A monthly newsletter featuring special updates, history, and events information
  • Access to Time Travelers, providing admission to more than 400 history attractions throughout the U.S (View list of Institutions)
  • As a reminder, on April 1, 2021, the ALPLM stated it would cease honoring free admission for our members, which includes Charter or founding members of the institution.

Click HERE to Become a Legacy Member today!

Pledge a donation of $5,000 or above to enjoy Lifetime Membership! (Gifts are tax deductible as allowable by law.)

(5-year pledge agreement, paid in annual installments)

Donor - $5,000 

Sustainer - $10,000 

Benefactor - $25,000

Founder - $50,000 

Fellow - $100,000 

For more information on becoming a member of the Foundation contact Phyllis Evans at or call (217) 557-5610.

  • Free, unlimited admission for TWO
  • Two personalized member cards
  • 10% discount at Museum Store; 15% Museum Cafe
  • 10% discount for lectures and selected ticketed events
  • Four Score and Seven newsletter delivered to your door
  • Email updates with special news and events
  • Invitations to exhibit previews
  • Advance notice of programs 
  • Discounts on select programs
  • Time Travelers benefits at over 275 museums and historical societies throughout the U.S. (Click HERE to locate participating Museum and Institutions.)
  • Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.