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Lincoln Presidential Library welcomes new volunteers

Posted: Jan. 27, 2017 9:10 am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will host an information session for people interested in volunteer opportunities at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The two-hour session will be in the presidential library's multi-purpose room.

Volunteers will be asked to attend three additional training sessions that are planned for Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1. Each three-hour session will start at 5:30 p.m.

To register, contact Jeremy Carrell, director of volunteer services, at 217-558-8872.

The library and museum use a combination of scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in the life and times of Lincoln. Visitors can see ghosts come to life on stage, watch TV coverage of the 1860 Presidential election, tour the Lincoln White House, experience a Civil War battle and view Lincoln artifacts.

More information is available at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.

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