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Harrogate - Abraham Lincoln Library And Museum

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
423-869-3611

History :

From its earliest days, LMU began to receive and put on display Civil War and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. In 1929, a room in Duke Hall of Citizenship was dedicated to house the growing collection. The Lincoln Room served as a showcase for the collection until the early 1970s.

In 1973, University President H. Y. Livesay and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees Dr. Frank G. Rankin shared their dream of a permanent facility to house the Lincoln Collection. Colonel Harland Sanders, a trustee, responded by providing $500,000 to construct the library and museum. The Board of Trustees secured another $500,000, and on December 31, 1974, the University completed the building's fundraising campaign.

The Lincoln Room was retired and a few months later, groundbreaking for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum was held. The facility was completed in 1977. Today, the museum sees an average of 14,000 visitors per year.



Reviews

4 HIS Glory

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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Nice museum of Abraham Lincoln. Busts, statues, pictures, portraits, memorabelia displayed. Lincoln's story, political history on display. Second floor, was not as organized, displays showed age. A very liberal art wall could have been eliminated.

Rob Morgan

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Friday, June 17, 2016
This is an interesting museum all about Abraham Lincoln. Moderately priced, and you can find out alot about him and his presidency. If you have some time and are passing through it's worth a stop to check it out if you like Lincoln and/or want to learn some about his presidency and that era.

Curtis Keith

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Friday, March 17, 2017
A lot of cool info and pics of Lincoln. Not expensive

Dedra Irwin

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Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
I think this is one of, if not the best places in the country to learn about Lincoln!

John Carey

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Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
Need a professional update.

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