Friday, August 19, 2011

Have You Planned to Visit Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library During the FGS Conference?

FGS 2011 Conference registrants who plan to do research at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL) while visiting Springfield should consider taking a behind-the-scenes-tour of the facility. This is a great way to get acclimated to the library and learn about their holdings.

Guided tours include a visit to the following areas of the library:

  • Closed Stacks
  • Steve Neal Reading Room
  • Newspaper/Microfilm Collection
  • Manuscripts Collection
  • Audio-Visual Collection
  • Conservation Lab
  • Microfilm Lab

FREE tour tickets will only be available at the conference Hospitality Table which will be located in the lobby of the Prairie Capitol Convention Center beginning at 3:00 on Tuesday, September 6th.  Space is limited and you must have a ticket. ALPL Tours are for registered conference attendees only.

Library Location:

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is located at: 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, just a 3.5 block walk from the Convention Center. Directions and further instructions will be available at the Hospitality Table.

Tour Schedule:

Wednesday, September 7
10-11 AM & 2-3 PM

Thursday, September 8
10-11 AM & 2-3 PM

Friday, September 9
10-11 AM & 2-3 PM

Learn more about the library at To see the location of the ALPL and the Convention Center check the Springfield Visitors Map here. We thank the ALPL for this fantastic opportunity for conference registrants.

Questions? Direct tour questions to:

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