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Living History/Performances

Living History 

On any given day, guests can encounter actors portraying characters in exhibits, hear a civil war band, engage with 19th Century characters and storytellers, listen to 19th-century musicians and choirs performing in our central Plaza, or even attend a Civil War ball and learn the social dances popular during Lincoln’s Presidency. 


The theater is a major element here at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and we are fortunate to have great support and high caliber talent in staging all kinds of theatrical productions.  

Union Theater, home to our Lincoln's Eyes show, transforms to a mainstage where theater productions occur, including the play One Destiny by Richard Hellesen, performed over 300 times here. Past productions include The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, Reunion, Lincolnesque, Mister Lincoln, Flight, The Last Full Measure, The Heavens Are Hung in Black, and Five Presidents.  Author events, musical programs, and lectures take place throughout the year.

Check our calendar of events for upcoming performances.  


Union Station- Live Performances and Living History

Pictures for the Union Station Page of our Live Performances and Living History

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