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posted: 11/20/2012 1:08 PM

Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum revises dates for Abraham Lincoln exhibit

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Submitted by Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum will be one of only 11 museums in the nation to host a nationally traveling exhibition created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

"Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" features high quality reproductions related to the life of our 16th President, with proceeds aiding in the preservation and restoration of the originals. These precious artifacts range from Lincoln's surveying instruments to the kid gloves he wore on that fateful night at Ford's theater. The show will run March 23 to June 16 with weekly, family friendly programs to support the exhibition.

The exhibition had been originally slated to run March 16 to June 2.

"The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation requested that we open the show one week later to accommodate scheduling issues at another museum. In exchange, we are able to host the exhibition for an extra two weeks. This means that our closing weekend will coincide with the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Art Festival, exposing even more visitors and residents to this important and engaging exhibition. We are very excited about the possibilities," said Executive Director Dave Oberg.

For more information about upcoming programs and events, call Dave Oberg, executive director at (847) 543-1745, or email