Lincoln Memorial University

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The Museum offers a variety of programs for the general public, school groups, and area teachers.  Whether you are 0 or 99, the Museum has a program for you. Many programs focus on significant events in Lincoln's life.  The tragic Civil War years also receive their fair share of Museum projects.  For additional information about annual or upcoming programs and events, contact us by calling Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at 423-869-6607


Special Programming

 Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Workshop

MANS 300B, Lincoln Memorial University Campus

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:00am - 3:30pm (Free)

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to host professional development opportunities for area Tennessee teachers.

This workshop is a joint presentation of the Tennessee Historical Society and Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU, which is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation. Participants are introduced to Tennessee History Day, a year-long, project-based curriculum that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Topics of discussion include: how do students benefit from History Day? what projects can they develop? how does History Day lead to increased learning? how can student performance be measured? what state standards does History Day meet? what resources are available to teachers? Participants also are exposed to the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources program, which helps teachers use the rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction. Workshop participants will focus on skill building for project-based learning.

The workshop begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:30 pm in MANS 300B on the Lincoln Memorial University campus. Participating teachers receive a stipend, lunch, and curriculum resources. Please register here - only 20 spots are available! Contact ALLM Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at [email protected] with questions.


Monthly Programming

Tad's Tots: A Free Monthly Program for Children 0-5 and their Caretakers

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:00am (Free)

June's Tad's Tots events is based around water - a refreshing break from this hot season! Together, we will read Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, a story about Lincoln and his forgotten frontier friend. We'll talk about how to be safe around water, and we'll also make and float a flatboat - just like Lincoln used to pilot! Children may get wet at this Tad's Tots event, so plan to dress accordingly.

Tad's Tots is always a free event, but registration is required. If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make spaces available for this popular program.

Registration required, and a limited number of spots are available. Please call 423.869.6607 or register here


Yearly Programming

Civil War S.T.E.A.M.

Cumberland Gap Convention Center

Friday, October 12, 9:00am - 2:00pm (Free)

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to participate in October's Tennesee STEAM event! All across the state, participating Museums will show audiences how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics pairs with the Humanities.

On Friday, October 12, classrooms can visit the Museum to learn about the spread of disease during the Civil War, the treatment of illnesses and injuries, nautical tech, industrialization, coding (Morse Code, that is!), mapping, and mathematical wartime strategy. School groups (public, private, and homeschool) can arrange to visit the stations at the 9am, 10am, 11am, and 1pm hours.  Admission is free, and is particularly targetted at children in 2nd - 6th grades.

If you would like to reserve a session for your students, please be in contact with Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at [email protected]


For Information: 423-869-6607


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Harrogate, TN 37752