Living History Demonstrations

Living History volunteers in 1860s period clothing demonstrate how to play with old puppet toys.
Living history volunteers demonstrating typical toys from the 1800s.


Lincoln Home National Historic Site offers special events and programs to the public throughout the year. In the summer, the historic Lincoln neighborhood is full of opportunities to learn more about and experience what everyday life was like during the Lincoln era.

During Living History demonstrations, Living History reenactors dress in period clothing, perform historical demonstrations such as laundry and toy demonstrations, answer visitor questions, and lead other interpretive programs and activities.

We encourage visitors to look at our event calendar and Facebook page for Living History demonstrations and other upcoming events.

If you would like to learn more about what it was like to live during Lincoln’s era, we also encourage you to check out our History & Culture pages.

Last updated: August 14, 2020

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