This is a FREE annual event in Chicago. Below is a preview of the 2018 President's Day event. Look for this same event next year.
Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and other presidents of the past with performances, craft activities and more at the Chicago History Museum’s annual family-favorite event, Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents on this day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Highlights of the day include a performance by the Chicago Brass Band and a production of “Meeting the Lincolns” by With Lincoln Productions. First Lady Mary Todd and President Lincoln will speak about their youth, education and the struggles of the Civil War, followed by a Q&A session. Visitors can mingle and snap a picture with the famous first-couple before the program.
Visitors are invited to explore the Museum’s permanent exhibitions, “Abraham Lincoln,” which explores the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination and “Lincoln’s Chicago,” where visitors can discover how Lincoln saw Chicago in his lifetime. Notable objects on view include Abraham Lincoln’s Death Bed, circa 1850-1865, and Lincoln’s gold pocket watch, presented to the president-elect in 1861.
Monday, February 19 from 10am to 3pm
Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Free for Illinois Residents