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McClean Museum to dedicate new Lincoln Funeral Train Marker
Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:25 AM

Commemorating the 157th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination, The McLean County Museum of History will dedicate a new “Looking for Lincoln” historical marker near the site of the old Bloomington Train Depot of the Chicago & Alton railroad.

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Foundation Relaunches and Rebrands as the Lincoln Presidental Foundation
Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:21 PM

A nonprofit dedicated to the life, legacy and leadership of Abraham Lincoln takes on new national role

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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon, April 2, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 5:20 PM

It's less than two months until the unique Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in President Lincoln's home town, on April 2, 2022, 7:30 am.

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Mt Pulaski Celebrates Abe's Birthday!
Monday, January 31, 2022 8:36 PM

The Mount Pulaski Courthouse will host a birthday event for Lincoln on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 pm. The event will include music by Steve Staley and Abraham Lincoln's cake by Mary Todd will be served.

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Great River Eagle Days
Thursday, January 13, 2022 1:15 PM

January is a great time for outdoor adventures in the Looking for Lincoln National Heritage Area, including opportunities for eagle watching along the Illinois River near Quincy, Illinois.

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Discover Lincoln... and eagles!
Monday, January 10, 2022 1:11 PM

The Alton/Rivers & Routes area is a great place for outdoor adventures, with the added bonus of spying our national symbol, the bald eagle.

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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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