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.
Lincoln 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.”
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.
For questions regarding the Week of Celebration or Wine Pull , please contact Museum Director Olivia Partlow at email@example.com for more details.
To view detailed descriptions of the raffle baskets, review information on the commemorative brick pavers, enter the Celebration Wine Pull or make a donation to the Lincoln Heritage Museum, please see below.
Raffle Basket #1 - A Treat from Abe's!
Just in time for Fall! This basket features popcorn and other tasty treats from Abe's Carmelcorn Shoppe.
Raffle Basket #2 - St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
Calling all Cardinal fans! The winner of this raffle will receive a voucher for two (2) tickets to a Monday-Thursday Cardinals home game during the 2021 or 2022 season (exclusions, including Opening Day and Cubs games, apply).
Raffle Basket #3 - C&J Party Bus Experience
It's time to party! This basket features a two-hour party bus experience with C&J Party Bus Service.
Raffle Basket #4 - The Taste of Lincoln
The Taste of Lincoln basket includes gift cards from your favorite Lincoln restaurants.
Raffle Basket #5 - Fine Gift Basket
The Fine Gift Basket includes unique gifts from local specialty boutiques.
Individual - $25.00 each
5 Tickets for $100.00
A wonderful way to commemorate a special person or time in your life while supporting the mission of Lincoln College and the Lincoln Heritage Museum! This brick will be 8X8 in size and can be engraved with up to 12 characters per line on 3 lines. Please contact the Lincoln Heritage Museum for more details.
A wonderful way to commemorate a special person or time in your life while supporting the mission of Lincoln College and the Lincoln Heritage Museum! This brick will be 8X8 in size and can be engraved with up to 16 characters per line on 3 lines. Please contact the Lincoln Heritage Museum for more details.
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Proceeds from the Week of Celebration support the mission and programs of the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College. Lincoln College is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.