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Did you know 12 Springfield sites are now offering virtual educational opportunities??
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LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
217-492-4241 | Website
Distance Learning: LIHO_Education@nps.gov
Ranger-Led Virtual Tours & Junior Ranger Program: Jasmine_Leung@nps.gov
Lincoln Home offers several opportunities for distance learning including curriculum-focused programs and "Chats with a Ranger" with virutal tours and live
discussion. Students can also go on a ranger-led virtual tour of Lincoln's Home. Lesson plans and other educational resources are available. Several pre-recorded
tours and other videos are available on Lincoln Home's YouTube channel. The Home's Junior Ranger program is another option for children between the ages of
5 and 12.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Education Director: email@example.com
Contact the museum directly for any questions about virtual tours. Additional resources are available on the museum's website. Lesson plans include "The Lincoln
Presidency", "Lincoln's Cabinet", "The First Family", "Civil War Tech", "ALPM Oral Histories", "Practicing Historical Thinking Skills", and "World War II
Experience". There are also several teaching guides with topics including the "Gettysburg Address", "African American History in Illinois", "Lincoln's Farewell
Address" and "Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War". Visit the educator resources section online for more information. There are also several videos
available on the museum's YouTube channel.
STATE HISTORIC SITES AT SPRINGFIELD, IL
The State Historic Sites at Springfield include Lincoln Tomb, the Illinois War Memorials, the Old State Capitol, the Dana Thomas House - a Frank Lloyd Wright
design and the Vachel Lindsay Home. Contact them directly for virtual tours of sites.
ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM
217-782-7388 | Website
Curator of Education: Lorna.Shuman@illinois.gov
Virtual tours are available at the Illinois State Museum. Reservations are required 2-3 weeks before tour. Contact the museum directly for more information.
The museum also has resources available on their website. Online tours and resources include: "We are Illinoisans", "Fashioning Illinois 1820-1900",
"Story of Illinois", "Illinois Mussels", "Exploring Bats", "Archaeology" and more.
SPRINGFIELD & CENTRAL ILLINOIS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM
Site Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum offers a wide variety of virtual learning covering several topics pertaining to the minority
experience in Illinois and beyond. Virtual tours include: "The Middle Passage", "President Barack Obama", "Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois",
"African American Firsts", "African American Women on Stamps" and "The Freedom Project".
Curator of Collections & Interpretation: email@example.com
Benjamin S. Edwards and his family owned this Italianate mansion which dates back to 1833. The Lincolns were frequent guests in the home. Virtual tours are
available online. Zoom guided tours are also available with advance scheduling. Educators may also book a Traveling Trunk, a trunk of artifacts to be used in
your programming, perfect for the classroom or other organizations. Contact Edwards Place directly for more information.
ILLINOIS STATE MILITARY MUSEUM
217-761-3910 | YouTube
The Illinois State Military Museum has a wide variety of videos on its YouTube channel highlighting the different time periods covered by the museum and some
of the unique artifacts in the museum's care.
The videos include The Lincoln Target Board, Arms and Equipment of the French and Indian War, The Vietnam War and more.
LINCOLN'S NEW SALEM
217-632-4000 | Website
Site Services Specialist: Trevor.Thomas@illinois.gov
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site has videos posted on their Facebook page highlighting several areas in the park. Live stream tours are available with
interpreter talks where they provide a Q & A and show-and-tell type of experience as well as a walk through the village. Contact the park directly for more
information. There are plans to add video to New Salem's YouTube channel in early 2021.