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C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum Open
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14 AM

The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum is now open for the 2021 Season! During the pandemic, much maintenance work took place, and the DeWitt County Museum Association continued to carry out its mission.

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Champaign Co History Museum Reopening May 8
Monday, May 3, 2021 11:24 AM

The Champaign County History Museum is happy to announce that they will be reopening on Saturday, May 8. They will be limiting admissions to a maximum of six at any given time, and everyone must wear a mask.

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Free Museum Admission
Friday, April 30, 2021 1:04 PM

Those with vaccination card can get free admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Lincoln Home Recieves Award
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:17 AM

Lincoln Home National Historic Site Receives Organization of American Historians Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History for Development of “The Illinois Freedom Project”

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POSSIBLE CIVIL WAR BAYONET DISCOVERED IN JACKSONVILLE GARDEN
Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:15 PM

An original bayonet discovered by a Jacksonville, Illinois man tilling his garden may have a connection to Grant's March, the July 1861 journey that took then-Colonel Ulysses S. Grant and 1,000 soldiers from Illinois to the battlefields of the Civil War.

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Elijah Iles House ReOpens in April
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:56 PM

The Elijah Iles House will open to the public on Saturday, April 24, from noon to 4 pm.

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Quincy ReOpening Historic Sites
Monday, March 8, 2021 1:38 PM

The Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County will soon be re-opening all of its properties to the public, including the Governor John Wood Mansion at 425 South 12th, Quincy.

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Shutt is New Executive Director of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Friday, March 5, 2021 8:53 PM

Christina M. Shutt has been selected to lead the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Spirit of Lincoln selections coming soon!
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:55 PM

Looking for Lincoln and STC present selections from the musical play 'Spirit of Lincoln'

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Spirit of Lincoln Stocking Stuffers
Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:39 PM

Still looking for a perfect stocking stuffer for that Lincoln or history buff?

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Kathryn Harris, SJR First Citizen 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:24 PM

Congratulations to Kathryn Harris for being selected First Citizen 2020 by the State Journal Register. We can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor, plus she's a great friend of Looking for Lincoln.

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Spirit of Lincoln performs at the Hoogland
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:24 PM

Springfield Theatre Centre announces the premiere of their recently filmed theatrical production, The Spirit of Lincoln, written by Ken Bradbury and Roger Wainwright, taking place November 13-15, 2020.

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Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:08 AM

The Evergreen Cemetery Walk is going virtual this year hosted by our friends at the McLean County Museum of History. This fun experience is a great way to learn about the individuals who are buried in the cemetery in Bloomington.

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