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5 For Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered presidents in our nation’s history, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) seeks to preserve his history and heritage. In 2019, the note on the museum’s “Taper Collection” comes due, and the ALPLM is in need of funding to keep the collection in its entirety. Without funding, the museum will be forced to auction select items to pay the note. If this were to happen, it is likely that these national treasures would wind up in the hands of private collectors, who would be under no obligation to share these items with the public, or even follow proper preservation procedures. This would do an incredible disservice to the President and his legacy. 

Help the ALPLM preserve its collection and keep Lincoln’s spirit and memory alive, intact, and available to the public. Click below to make a donation that will protect his heritage. If you’d like to give a recurring gift, simply check the “make this a recurring donation” box on the donation form.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential MuseumThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) was established in 2005 and is tasked with preserving and perpetuating the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln held the nation together during its darkest hours and, in doing so, became the most beloved and most hated president in our history. Yet still today, he is consistently rated as one of the greatest leaders in human history. Like many men of his day, Lincoln abhorred slavery. He recognized the humanity of African Americans, eventually embracing constitutional emancipation and limited black suffrage.

During Mercury One’s Rights & Responsibilities Museum, attendees were fortunate to view a very special piece of history: The Gettysburg Address, written in our 16th president’s own hand.  We are so thankful to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for loaning this incredible piece of history to us for the weekend.

The ALPLM not only preserves history — it makes history by giving millions of people the opportunity to experience the Lincoln story in its entirety. If you are ever in Illinois, we encourage you to visit the ALPLM. It has a terrific collection of Lincoln papers and artifacts and tells the stories of the life of our 16th president through galleries, theaters, and displays, including a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861. Check out some of the artifacts on display at the ALPLM below.

Abraham Lincoln's Stove Pipe Hat

Bloody Gloves

Abraham Lincoln's Door Nameplate

Abraham Lincoln's Family

Whispering Gallery

Abraham Lincoln's Courting Couch

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) is a private 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support the exhibits and programs of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM).

Mercury One is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 170. No goods or services were provided by Mercury One in exchange for your donation. Mercury One, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #45-3929881. Your donation may be considered tax-deductible. Please consult with a tax attorney or an accountant for specific guidance.

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