Voices and Votes Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Jacksonville
Saturday, November 27, 2021 5:17 PM
The NEW Jacksonville Area Museum in downtown Jacksonville, Illinois is proud to welcome an exhibit from the Smithsonian thru December 22.
Celebrate Christmas Where Lincoln Walked
Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:12 PM
Starting November 27 thru December 22, 2021, the Old Capitol Holiday Walks will be every Wednesday from 4 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays 10 am - 7 pm. Downtown Springfield Inc. presents a variety of special events each weekend throughout the holiday season.
‘Filled to the Brim’ Video Series Highlights Local History
Monday, November 1, 2021 3:17 PM
This new video series highlights historic sites and attractions within the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Each three- minute episode is told by local voices, and highlights a unique location in a nearby community.
Looking for Lincoln Honors Mary Truitt
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:10 PM
Looking for Lincoln has planted a tree on the lawn of the Vandalia State House State Historic Site to honor Mary Truitt for the years of service that she dedicated to Looking for Lincoln and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
LaSalle Co. and Pontiac Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:45 AM
Tour LaSalle and Livingston County’s most notable Lincoln sites and attractions, answer questions and snap photos for this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Complete challenges at all 15 sites you’ll earn a Challenge Coin!
State Police join Abraham Lincoln on the Big Slide
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:46 AM
On Sunday, August 15, five Illinois State Police troopers joined Abraham Lincoln as they hit the bright yellow slopes of the Illinois State Fair Giant Slide. The officers offered an excellent security detail as they proceeded down the iconic slide.
'Springfield 1908 Race Riot' presentation by R. Beverly Peters
Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:31 PM
History Comes Alive as R. Beverly Peters presents "The Springfield 1908 Race Riot." This engaging story will be presented, July 31 at 1:30 pm. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum in Springfield.
Illinois Rated One of the Best for Roadtrips!
Friday, June 25, 2021 11:55 AM
With road warriors in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states based on 33 key metrics to find the most fun, scenic and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations — plus those that’ll have travelers pulling a quick U-turn.
Macomb Designated as a Looking for Lincoln Community
Monday, June 21, 2021 10:41 PM
Macomb, Illinois has been added as the newest community in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area/Looking for Lincoln.
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.