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CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS IN CLAYVILLE
Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:22 PM

Join our partners at the Clayville Historic Site on December 11, 3 pm - 9 pm, for their Candlelight Christmas in Clayville, near Pleasant Plains, Illinois.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Dept of Interior waives entrance fees on Aug 4
Friday, July 30, 2021 11:30 AM

Interior Department Celebrates Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary with Fee Free Day on Public Lands by waiving entrance fees on Aug 4.

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'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.

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Meet Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair!
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:39 PM

Looking for Lincoln is proud to bring our 16th president to the Illinois State Fair in 2021! During the fair from August 12 -24, 2021, Lincoln will be available to greet guests, pose for photos, and share stories.

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History Comes Alive with Nance Legins-Costley
Thursday, July 8, 2021 7:17 PM

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum presents a fascinating portrayal of Nance Legins-Costly on Sat. July 10th, at 1:30 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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19th Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:38 PM

Enjoy a Civil War Reenactment in Pittsfield, Illinois June 5&6, 2021.

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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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