Donate a backpack, learn about Lincoln

Visitors who donate a backpack for students get free admission to Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Anyone who donates a sturdy new backpack for Springfield school children in July will get free admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

All backpacks will benefit the students of Springfield Public School District 186. The backpacks should be new and sturdy enough for students to carry books and school supplies.

“The ultimate mission of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is education. This exchange is a great way to make school a little easier for students and simultaneously give people yet another reason to come learn about the nation’s greatest president,” said ALPLM Executive Director Alan Lowe.

Donors can bring their backpacks to the presidential museum and tour immediately or get a coupon for free admission later this year. Donors can also drop them off and pick up admission coupons at The Real Estate Group, 3701 W. Wabash Ave., Springfield.

Backpacks can cost just $10, so donors not only do a good deed but also save money off the regular admission price of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for children. Find out more at



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