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HCA 2017: The Civil War Fight For Freedom
August 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
The State Historic Sites @ Springfield are proud to be a partner in the Spirit of Lincoln Youth Leadership Academy. Join us as our next generation of leaders present the story of freedom at our historic sites this summer.
Each Wednesday-Saturday, the group will present “The Civil War Fight For Freedom” at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Everyone is welcome to listen and learn as young people share the story of our past.
The Spirit of Lincoln Youth Leadership Academy inspires area youth, junior high to high school age, with a message of empowerment and hope by presenting the stories of challenges that have been faced and overcome by those who have come before us. The Academy’s goal is to reach students who could most use a positive message of courage and hope. The Academy organizers want the participants to understand that positive life lessons can be found in the past. You can read more about this program at https://www.nps.gov/liho/