McClean Museum to dedicate new Lincoln Funeral Train Marker
April 14, 2022
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. The special train dubbed “The Lincoln Special” transported the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, during a 13-day journey that began on April 21, 1865.
The train passed through Bloomington early in the morning on May 3, 1865, stopping briefly near the Bloomington Depot. The dedication ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m., on May 3, 2022, at the intersection of Chestnut and Allin Streets in Bloomington. The marker was made possible through a generous gift from Dianne & John Hollister and in partnership with the City of Bloomington. Read about the journey of Lincoln’s Funeral Train at bit.ly/Lincoln-funeral-train