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Courtesy of Christina Shutt

Christina Shutt is the executive director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), the premier institution for understanding the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Since her appointment in June 2021, Shutt has launched community outreach efforts to make the institution more welcoming and inclusive, worked with legislators to transform the position of Illinois state historian to focus on underrepresented history, and hosted the signing ceremony to make Juneteenth an official state holiday. Throughout her career, she has championed efforts to make libraries and museums more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible, believing that the heart of these institutions must represent the communities they serve. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Central Methodist University and holds two masters’ degrees in library science/archives management and history from Simmons University.