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Museum of the Grand Prairie

The Museum of the Grand Prairie is a small museum near Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural and cultural history of Champaign County and East Central Illinois, and we have held American Alliance of Museums accreditation since 1972. Our vision: Through diverse experiences, we seek to inspire our audiences with a sense of connection to, and stewardship of, their natural and cultural world.

Contributed Responses

Newspaper Clipping – Details of Assassination pt. 1

Newspaper Clipping – Details of Assassination pt. 1

Newspaper from Feb. 10, 2015

News Clipping – Details of Assassination pt. 2

News Clipping – Details of Assassination pt. 2

Newspaper from Apr. 16, 1865

Newspaper Clipping – A Soldier's Story of the War

A Soldier's Story of the War

Newspaper from ca. 1865

Journal – April Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 1865

Anonymous Diary

Diary from Apr. 16, 1865

Journal – DC Journal Monday April 10 1865

Anonymous Diary

Diary from Apr. 13, 1865

Journal – DC Journal Sunday April 16 to Friday 21

Journal – DC Journal Sunday April 16 to Friday 21

Diary from Apr. 19, 1865

Journal – Friday April 14, 1865, Saturday April 16

Anonymous Diary

Diary from Apr. 15, 1865

Journal – Sunday April 16 (Attended Church) to Friday 21

Anonymous Diary

Diary from Apr. 16, 1865

Journal – Tuesday April 18 1865, Wednesday April 19

Anonymous Diary

Diary from Apr. 18, 1865

Letter- Invitation to Lincoln Funeral New York

Invitation to Lincoln Funeral, New York

Letter from Apr. 22, 1865

Notice- National Lincoln Monument Description of Grounds

National Lincoln Monument Description of Grounds

Document from 1865

Notice – National Lincoln Monument Association - No Designs for Monument Yet

"No Designs for Monument Yet"

Document from Jun. 28, 1865

Notice – Resolutions Regarding Lincoln Tomb

Resolutions Regarding Lincoln Tomb

Document from Apr. 24, 1865

Photograph – Home of Lincoln Draped for his Funeral

Home of Lincoln Draped for his Funeral

Photograph from May. 4, 1865

Photograph – Home of Lincoln Draped in Black

Home of Lincoln Draped in Black

Photograph from May. 4, 1865

Photograph – Lincoln Funeral Train

Lincoln Funeral Train

Photograph from May. 1, 1865

Card – Columbia Mourning Over Tomb of Lincoln

Columbia Mourning Over Tomb of Lincoln

Card from 1865

Card – In Memoriam Good Friday – Passion Week

In Memoriam Good Friday – Passion Week

Card from 1865

Card – In Memory of Abraham Lincoln Headstone

In Memory of Abraham Lincoln Headstone

Card from 1865

Card – Mourning Card Picture of Lincoln

Mourning Card Picture of Lincoln

Card from 1865

Card – Picture of the Lincoln Tomb

Lincoln Tomb

Card from 1872

Card – President Lincoln Died

President Lincoln Died

Card from Apr. 15, 1865

Card- Sacred to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln

Sacred to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln

Card from 1865

Card – Washington and Lincoln Apotheosis

Washington and Lincoln Apotheosis

Card from 1865

Journal – James Henry Wiggin pt 1

Wiggin Diary

Diary from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter - Dexter Jewett Washington DC April 24 pt1

Dexter Jewett to mother

Letter from Apr. 24, 1865

Letter – Grantham April 29th pt 1

W.C. Colly to cousin Dan

Letter from Apr. 29, 1865

Letter- New Orleans April 20 1865

Letter- New Orleans April 20 1865

Letter from Apr. 20, 1865

Letter – Roades April 20 pt 1

C. Roades to brother and sister

Letter from Apr. 20, 1865

Letter – To Brother David from Rufus April 14 & 15 pt1

Letter – To Brother David from Rufus April 14 & 15 pt1

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter – To Frank Sunday April 23 1865 pt 1

Letter to Frank

Letter from Apr. 23, 1865

Letter – To Mary from John, Burkesville Junction April 17 pt 1

John to Mary

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Newspaper – Correo Del Domingo pg 1

Correo Del Domingo

Newspaper from Jun. 4, 1865

Newspaper – Il Giornale Illustrato pg 1

Il Giornale Illustrato

Newspaper from May. 27, 1865

Newspaper – Le National pt 1

Le National

Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

Card – photo of John Wilkes Booth sitting (front)

John Wilkes Booth sitting

Card from 1865

Card- Picture of John Wilkes Booth standing with coat (front)

John Wilkes Booth standing with coat

Card from 1865

Eulogy – Handwritten Eulogy on Lincoln N Milton Wood Pt. 1

Eulogy – Handwritten Eulogy on Lincoln N Milton Wood Pt. 1

Document from Apr. 18, 1865