The opening ceremony and first panel of the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies. Anne Moseley, acting director and UIS Chancellor Karen Whitney cut the ribbon.
- Christian McWhirter, Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Historian
- Timothy Good, Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent
- Sarah Watson, Looking for Lincoln and Lincoln National Heritage Area executive director
- Justin Blandford, Illinois Department of Natural Resources superintendent
- Michael Burlingame, UIS distinguished professor
- Graham Peck, UIS distinguished professor
- Anne Moseley, acting director UIS Center for Lincoln Studies