This week is your last chance to visit the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum before we close for our big renovation and expansion project. We’re throwing a celebration on Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 to 6:00 with free admission, refreshments, a special glimpse inside our manuscript vault, and major discounts on items in our gift shop. If any of you folks are within driving distance of the Cumberland Gap area, I hope to see some of you there.
And I definitely hope to see lots of you visit the expanded museum when this project is done. We’ve got big changes in store, both inside and out: brand new exhibits on Lincoln in memory and the history of Lincoln Memorial University, some updates to our current gallery spaces, a learning lab, improved visitor access, a new front entrance, outdoor experiences, and more. It’s going to take quite a while to get it all in place; we’ll probably reopen in late 2020. But it should be well worth the wait.