Illinois children are getting a chance to use their artistic talents to explore what history can tell us about the future, thanks to a statewide art contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Board of Education. The theme of the contest is “Art Connects History with the Future.” Students from kindergarten through high school can let their imaginations run wild to come up with posters on this topic. Eighteen top designs will be displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum throughout 2019, and a single winner will be used as a poster sent to all schools during Illinois Arts Education Week, March 11th through 17th. Entry deadline is December 14th. The winners will be announced – and will go on display in the presidential museum – on February 12th, which was Lincoln’s birthday. For more information, visit presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.