2022 Lincoln Home NHS Symposium


Register now: https://community.ncph.org/event/LincolnSymposium
$15 students | $22 general registration | $10 for morning Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum tour and discussion (afternoon tour, keynote, and all Saturday sessions covered in the cost of your base registration)

This two-day symposium will gather National Park Service staff, scholars, and students who will use the Lincoln Home NHS in Springfield, Illinois as a learning lab to think more broadly about interpretation, preservation, and community engagement at a changing urban National Historic Site that seeks to be relevant to its community.

We’ll spend Friday, October 21 on the Lincoln Home NHS campus, learning about the commemorative landscape and the site’s resources in a day of tours and talks with park staff. That evening, we’ll go to the University of Illinois Springfield for a reception and keynote address delivered by Christy Coleman, Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

The next day, we’ll use the Wyndham Springfield City Center as our home base for a day of conversations informed by the previous day’s tours and keynote. We’ll talk about the past, present, and future of the Lincoln Home campus; brainstorm solutions for the challenges the site faces; and make connections to other interpretive sites.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610