Events

Presentation, “The Last Full Measure: Lincoln’s Final Hours,” with special guest Fritz Klein

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 7pm in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
Adult admission is $15, $10 for members of the Studebaker National Museum or Museum Campus, and $5 for students (including college age with valid student ID).

Join us as we welcome Fritz Klein, one of the nation’s preeminent Abraham Lincoln portrayers, for his magnificent performance of, “The Last Full Measure: Lincoln’s Final Hours.”

Written by renowned Illinois playwright Dr. Ken Bradbury, “The Last Full Measure: Lincoln’s Final Hours” is a glimpse into Abraham Lincoln’s final hours. The performance speculates as to what may have passed through the heart and soul of Abraham during those final hours. It is a gripping one act play that will leave you breathless, and talking about it for days after.

Fritz Klein has been a full-time actor and speaker for many years, performing as Lincoln in 43 states and internationally as well. He resides in Springfield, Illinois where he performs at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, as well as many other venues around the country.

The Museum will open at 6pm for check-in and the opportunity to see the exhibition, “Lincoln’s Final Journey: A Nation Mourns,” before the performance begins at 7pm. Our friends at Bendix Coffee will be there to offer free coffee and light food.

The evening promises to be a unique experience for families and individuals to see Lincoln as he experiences the tragedy that befell him 150 years ago on April 14, 1865.

Tickets are $15 for adult non-members, $10 for members, and $5 for students (including college with valid student ID). Buy them online now by clicking here, or contact George Garner at ggarner@studebakermuseum.org or (574) 235-9716.

Presentation, “President Lincoln’s Barouche,” featuring Andrew Beckman

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 1:30 in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
Admission is $2, free for members of the Studebaker National Museum or Museum Campus.

Join author and Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman in an informative session filled with little known facts about President Lincoln’s carriage.

Mr. Beckman has been involved with the conservation and preservation of this carriage since his first day at the Museum in 1999. This program shares the carriage’s unique story of how it came from delivering Lincoln to Ford’s Theatre in 1865, to an important piece in the Studebaker National Museum collection.

The Studebaker National Museum is the proud home of the world’s largest Presidential Carriage Collection, which includes President Ulysses Grant’s Landau, President William McKinley’s Phaeton, and President Benjamin Harrison’s Brougham.