Lincoln Heritage Museum Hosts Week of
Museum Seeks Support During Pandemic
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[September 03, 2021]
In lieu of the 2021 Grand Soirée, Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln
College will host the Week of Celebration, a fundraiser celebrating
the life and stories of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Heritage
Museum September 20-25.
Heritage Museum was hopeful an in-person Soiree event would be
permitted this fall, however, due to new CDC guidelines regarding
indoor masking and growing concerns about the Delta variant, the
difficult decision was made to transition away from the heavily
attended indoor gala.
Instead, Lincoln Heritage Museum is offering free admissions to
patrons during the Week of Celebration. Visitors can expect to
experience a walking tour through Lincoln’s Life, with each room
representing a different period. The brand new 9/11 exhibit will
also be on display featuring pieces of steel beam from Trade Center
Tower 1, an American Airlines uniform worn in New York City on
September 11, along with other artifacts.
During the Week of Celebration, the community has the chance to
enter raffle drawings for fun prize packages at the Lincoln Heritage
Museum. Community members can also participate in the Celebration
Wine Pull where $20 buys a randomly selected bottle of wine. Wine
ranges in value from $5-$150, with several bottles valued over $50.
Wine will be available for purchase and pick-up at the Museum during
regular business hours September 20-October 1.
“This is the second year that the pandemic shifted our plans for
fall fundraising,” said Olivia Partlow, Director of Lincoln Heritage
Museum. “Although it will be quite different than the Grand Soirée,
I’m very excited to have the opportunity for more community
involvement during this year’s Week of Celebration.”
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered critical funding for
Lincoln Heritage Museum. Funding supports the acquisition or preservation of
important artifacts, creation of new exhibits, educational outreach and the
development of free community programming. Lincoln Heritage Museum attracts
tourists to the community from all over the world.
Lincoln Heritage Museum has received a great deal of recognition
for design, educational opportunities, and historical artifacts. The Museum was
the recipient of the prestigious Wendy Allen Award, a national award recognizing
exceptional achievements in promoting scholarship about Abraham Lincoln. The
Museum has also been named one of the 30 most amazing university museums in the
world by Bestcollegesonline.org, and fifth most astounding collegiate museum in
the nation by EdSmart.
More details to follow regarding how to participate in the 2021 Week of
Celebration. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Olivia
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
[Lauren D. Grenlund]