Lincoln Memorial University

Public Programming

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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 commemorate 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


Yearly Programming


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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 10:00am 

Some people use backpacks, briefcases, and purses to carry their items today, but Abraham Lincoln used his hat to store his important papers! Caregivers and their children can enjoy the story Abe Lincoln’s Hat together, and then we will take a special tour of the gallery to scavenge for items that Lincoln might have carried with him. Following the gallery scavenger hunt, we will make your own top hat to take home.

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



Lincoln Letters and Lincoln's Army: A free quarterly newsletter for elementary and middle school kids

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War? Now you can have your chance to find out! The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to offer you the chance to join Lincoln’s Army at the official rank of Private. If you decide to join, you will receive a membership card which gives you free admission to the museum when accompanied by a paying adult. You can keep up with other Lincoln Army members through the official Lincoln Letters newsletter that comes out every summer, fall, winter, and spring. All you have to do is ask your parents if they will let you send your name and address to



Community Digital History Workshop August Session: Using the Library of Congress's Digital Collections

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:00pm

The Community Digital History Workshop series is a monthly program that teaches participants how to make use of history databases that are available to access from both the home computer and at Lincoln Memorial University. Sessions take place every month. These workshops are particularly useful to those who are interested in either/or genealogy and historical research. In the September session, users will learn how to navigate the Library of Congress’s digital collections.

To access the free August workshop guide on Chronicling America, click below:

Chronicling America Guide.pdf

Attendance and materials are free. Registration required, and a limited number of spots are available. Please call 423.869.6607 or email Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at


Special Programming


The East Tennessee History Fair

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm 

Market Street and Krutch Park, Downtown Knoxville

Once again this year, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum will participate in the East Tennessee History Fair! Bring the family out to say hello and to participate in the many fun events that will be held that day. For more information on the fair, please visit the East Tennessee History Fair website.



Solar Eclipse 2017: Watch and Tour

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Not since June 8, 1918, has a path of totality for a solar eclipse cut across the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic. On August 21, 2017, this event will occur again. If you are unable to make it to one of the spots where true totality will occur, we invite you to come to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum to watch the partial eclipse in our backyard!

Visitors are welcome to gather in front of the museum throughout the day to watch the progression of the event. While you wait, your free admission to the museum will also provide you with the opportunity to make a card projector to safely watch the eclipse. Then, take a special, focused tour through our galleries to learn about how Abraham Lincoln was a man of science and invention. His forward-thinking led him to sign the Morrill Act of 1862, charter the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, encourage the creation of the Union Army Balloon Corps, and be the only President to also hold a patent in the U.S. Patent Office.

This is a free activity. For more information, please call 423.869.6607 or email Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at





For Information: 423-869-6607


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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752