Weekly Events July 25 - 30

Posted: 7/25/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events July 25 - 30

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History Comes Alive at Various Historic Sites
Daily
Step into 19th century America when History Comes Alive this summer in Springfield. Visit our historic sites and interact with 19th century characters enjoy period music. You might even meet Mr. Lincoln himself!
Many sites and attractions in historic Springfield will be brimming with free live performances and fun activities that will transport you and your family back in time – to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. From storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters to visits with Mr. Lincoln, himself, this is a trip to the past you won't want to miss! History Comes Alive will run through August.

Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry in 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.

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago Exhibition at the Illinois State Museum
M - Sa: 9am - 4:30 pm, Su: Noon to 4:30 pm
This interactive exhibition is an examination of the intertwined history of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and imagist painting. Guests are invited to play pinball on Chicago-built pinball machines alongside paintings, sculptures and prints inspired by them, including works by Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Gladys Nilsson, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum and Ray Yoshida. The exhibition also features original works by Constantino Mitchell a long time pinball artist. Pinball was but one inspiration for these artists, along with the city’s many color storefronts, campy product ads, and hand painted and neon commercial signs.

Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb
Tuesday: 7 pm
The 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry - Reactivated performs civil war drills, fires their muskets and holds a flag lowering ceremony in front of the Lincoln Tomb. Each week, one lucky visitor will be presented with the American Flag as a symbol of our gratitude.

Concert at the Carillon at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Wednesday: 6:30 pm
A half an hour, outdoor, live concert with a great variety of music, played by the resident carillonist on the 67-bell Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield
Wednesday: 8 am - 12:30 pm
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more. The market is just steps from the Old State Capitol historic site and you’ll find other sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln Home and Dana-Thomas House a Frank Lloyd Wright Design nearby!

Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
Thursday: 4 pm - 7 pm
The Commodities Pavilion will come alive with local Illinois vendors, entertainment, and health-related activities. Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois.

Boss Lincoln Understanding Lincoln's Partisan Leadership at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Tuesday: 5:30 pm
Everybody reveres Lincoln's talents as a great public communicator, but few recognize the genius of his behind-the-scenes organizational management. Yet especially during his years in Illinois politics, Lincoln developed a unique style of partisan command that proved essential to his later success as Civil War president. Historian Matthew Pinsker will discuss this transformation, using some new evidence from the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project and featuring insights from his forthcoming book.

Desire Five Fold International Conference at the BOS Center
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
iWorshipCenter hosts it's annual Five Fold International Conference. This event is free and open to anyone. We have local hotel discounts and further info on the website. WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BE HERE! Rick Shelton, from +LifeChurch in Fenton, MO, will be our Key Note Speaker!!

Downhome Music, Beer & Art Festival Downtown Springfield
Friday: 5 pm - Midnight, Saturday: 2 pm - Midnight
Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival aims to showcase local music and art while introducing our festival goers to a variety of craft beer. We create an opportunity for artists and beer lovers alike to enjoy and encourage involvement in a family friendly environment. Our goal is to unite the community while they responsibly drink in the talent Springfield has to offer. Tickets are available at Celtic Mist Pub, 117 South 7th St

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield
Saturday: 8 am - 12:30 pm
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more. The market is just steps from the Old State Capitol historic site and you’ll find other sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln Home and Dana-Thomas House a Frank Lloyd Wright Design nearby!

250 Years of Rum: A Tasting Tour at the Edwards Place
Saturday: 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Explore the history of rum in historic Edwards Place! Rum was *the* drink of choice in 18th century America and experienced a revival with mid-20th century tiki culture. The tasting will include samples of 5 rums/rum beverages, including a recreation of an 18th century punch and a tiki cocktail.
Ticket price includes drinks and desserts. All proceeds benefit the restoration and interpretation of Edwards Place.

Jamey Johnson on the BOS Plaza
Sunday: 8 pm
This event will be held on the outdoor BOS Plaza. General Admission Plaza tickets are standing room only. Suite tickets are located on the different levels of the BOS Center's Plaza Parking Garage. The VIP Hanson Terrace is located on the north addition off of the BOS Center mezzanine and comes with catered hors d'oeuvres, a private cash bar, and exclusive access to the Mezzanine restrooms.



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