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Posted:
01/12/2018

President’s Day in Abraham Lincoln’s Hometown

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Take advantage of the long President’s Day weekend in February to experience history first-hand in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield is a true original, the only place in the world to see such an extensive collection of historic sites and museums devoted to the life and legacy of our 16th President. Get to know Lincoln the man, the father, the husband and the politician by walking the same streets he walked over 150 years ago.

Visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol, the Lincoln Tomb, and a host of other sites that will transport you... Read More

Posted:
01/11/2018

MLK, Jr. Day in Springfield

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Springfield, IL is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 15th with several events.

43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: January 15th at 7:30am. Breakfast will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March and Annual Program: January 15th at Noon. March begins at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church located at 1800 Martin Luther King Dr.

Community Day: January 15th from 9 am - 5 pm. where the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will celebrate his legacy with his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at 10:30am & 1:30pm.

MLK 50 Exhibit at the Springfield and Central IL African American... Read More

Posted:
11/16/2017

Weekly Events Nov 16 -22

Author:
Alison Warren

Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Daily: 9 am - 5 pm
Visitors will see rare artifacts and photographs. They’ll learn about legendary players like Mordecai Brown and Rogers Hornsby and newer stars like Jake Arrieta and Yadier Molina. They’ll also be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing their own Cards-Cubs memories, answering trivia questions and playing a home run derby as their favorite team. “The Rivalry” was developed in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, an unprecedented partnership from all three organizations for an exhibit of this type.

Holidays at... Read More

Posted:
11/06/2017

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Enjoy the #merryandmischief while you shop, dine and drink local: Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Old State Capitol, rides in the horse-drawn carriage, musical performances, vote for your favorite window displays, pop a letter into the Santa mailbox -- all for free.

The Old Capitol Holiday Walks are every Saturday & Wednesday, November 25th - December 20th.

Santa in the Old State Capitol

  • Saturdays: 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wednesdays: 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Give your list to Santa while Mrs. Claus hands out candy caneschildren’s crafts and History Comes Alive presentations by General Grant and William Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner. Greeted by USCT Soldiers, part of History Comes Alive.

Santa... Read More

Posted:
10/18/2017

Weekly Events Oct 19 - 25

Author:
Alison Warren

 


Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Daily: 9 am - 5 pm
Visitors will see rare artifacts and photographs. They’ll learn about legendary players like Mordecai Brown and Rogers Hornsby and newer stars like Jake Arrieta and Yadier Molina. They’ll also be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing their own Cards-Cubs memories, answering trivia questions and playing a home run derby as their favorite team. “The Rivalry” was developed in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, an unprecedented partnership from all three organizations for an exhibit of this type.

The... Read More

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