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 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


Monthly Programming

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

November's Theme: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving


Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:00am 

November's special program for children ages 0-5 focuses on Thanksgiving! Together, we'll read the story Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story. We'll talk about the meaning behind Thanksgiving, and we'll make Tad Lincoln's famously pardoned turkey to take home.

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


Firelight Learners: Blast to the 19th Century Past!

November 13, 2018, 1:00pm 

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to announce its new program for homeschool families: Firelight Learners. This monthly program will introduce children from a range of ages about topics such as history, science, civics, and the arts!

For our November program, students will be introduced to the celebration of Thanksgiving during the Civil War. Students will learn about Lincoln's words on the day, and they will also have the opportunity to explore the meal that Civil War soldiers might have eaten. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event.

The program is free, but the regular $2.00 museum group rate will apply for all children. Adult chaperones are free. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at, call 423-869-6607, or register here.


Special Programming

2018 Lincoln Symposium and Kincaid Lecture

Faith in Lincoln's America

Friday, November 16, 2018, 9am-3pm

Join scholars of American religion at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Harrogate, Tennessee, as they discuss faith in Lincoln's America at this year's Lincoln Symposium and Kincaid Lecture. This year's speakers include Dr. Thomas Kidd, Dr. Terrie Aamodt, and Dr. Luke Harlow. 

The cost of the event is $30.00 (covers lectures and luncheon)

Students and adjuncts of Lincoln Memorial University and other local institutions can receive FREE admission to the lectures with presentation of ID. A special fee of $10.00 will cover luncheon for students and adjuncts.

Registration is required for all who wish to attend, whether a student, faculty, or community member. To register, please email To learn more, visit here


Mrs. Lincoln's 200th Birthday Tea

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm

This December marks Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday. Celebrate with the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum as we hold a special tea to mark the First Lady's life. Birthday cake, strawberry treats, and photo opportunities with the First Lady herself will be provided. Adults are $15.00 and children under 12 are $10.00. Take tea with Mary and learn about her life, too! To register please contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at or call 423-869-6607.



Girl Scout Programming

The ALLM is a proud partner of the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. Together, we help Girl Scouts achieve their citizenship badges. Below are this year's workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Cadettes, Juniors, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Should your troop wish to visit the Museum but are unable to visit on the workshop dates, please let us know and we can schedule a private session. For all workshops and private activities, the cost if $5.00 for children, and adults are free. 


Good Neighbor Badge Worskhop for Daisies

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about being a good neighbor with the 16th President of the United States and Harriet Tubman. Daisies will hear special stories, tour the museum, and make poster depicting their own communities from the past and present. Daisies will complete the Good Neighbor Citizen badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on October 19, 2018.


Celebrating Community Badge Workshop for Brownies

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come celebrate your community while learning about the American Civil War! Girls will learn about symbols used in the past and the present, go on a flag hunt through the museum, create a special banner to represent their troop, and then take part in a Girl Scout Parade! Brownies will complete the Celebrating Community Citizen badge requirements (badge NOT included).Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on October 19, 2018.


Finding Common Ground Badge Workshop for Cadettes

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

Join other Cadettes as you learn about finding common ground with one another in uncommon times. Girls will have the opportunity to learn about the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates in our galleries while also learning how famous women from the time period used their voices to make positive changes in their communities. Problem solving activities will be included. Cadettes will complete the Finding Common Ground badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on November 2, 2018.


Citizen Badge Workshop for Seniors and Ambassadors

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Seniors and Ambassadors will learn the power of the ballot and public policy in this special workshop. Starting with a tour of the Museum, they will learn the history of active citizenship in the United States. Then, they will learn how to exercise their own voting power while learning about how they can affect public policy. Seniors will complete the Behind the Ballot badge requirements and Ambassadors will complete the Public Policy badge requirements (badges NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on November 2, 2018.


Inside Government Badge Workshop for Juniors

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come learn about Civil War heroines! Juniors will learn about Mary Lincoln, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe through stories and a museum tour. Then, they will learn how to be heroines in their own communities. Juniors will complete the Inside Government badge requirements (badge NOT included). Registration opens on August 1, 2018. Register by 12 pm (noon) on December 14, 2018.

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