Stagg High School Exhibit

Friday, February 13 – Friday, March 6

McCord is proud to be able to host exhibits for the outstanding art students from local high schools. It is quite rewarding to be able to provide space for them to show their work in a gallery setting. We hope that you will join us at the receptions to meet these talented young artists and to view their work.


Lincoln’s Funeral at Chicago

 Wednesday, March 4, 7pm

As a preview to the Lincoln exhibit on Wednesday, David Carroll, a new addition to the exhibiting collectors, will give a power point presentation about Lincoln’s funeral in Chicago.  David recently won the National Abraham Lincoln Teacher Scholarship from the Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg, PA. He has been a photographic consultant for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and for the Library of Congress. There is no charge for his presentation.

Lincoln & the Civil War

Wednesday, March 11 – Sunday, March 15

Open to the public: 10:00am – 4:00pm

General Admission: $12, $10 (members). Students and children under 18: Free.

Special Evening Event: Friday, March 13, 7:00pm, $50 per guest.

McCord has been so fortunate to have collectors who have been willing to share their museum quality artifacts with our community for the last several years. If you have attended former exhibits, you will be fascinated by the new items, including rare uniforms and relics from the Battle of Gettysburg. History will come to life on the weekend as re-enactors explain the every day life of the soldiers. Docents will be on hand during the exhibit to discuss the significance of the items. At the evening event a lecture will be presented by well-known historian, Dr. Ted Karamanski, and guests will be able to take a closer look at the collection.