Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Smallpox

“Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Smallpox” presented by Dr. Donald Graham, MD

It’s little known fact that President Lincoln was in the first stages of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. Learn more from Dr. Graham as he delves deeper into the illness facing Lincoln as he gave one of his most famous speeches.

Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop

Mary Lincoln knew a thing or two about shopping. Here’s your chance to hop around the downtown shops with the First Lady herself. Every Saturday at 11:00 am, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Mary’s shopping habits, meet the owners of downtown boutiques, and discover work of Springfield’s talented craftspeople and artists.

Each week will feature up to three downtown shops. Please meet at the Springfield Visitor’s Center located at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Tour will begin a little after 11:00 am and run about 45 minutes.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Springfield, Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop is apart of their History Comes Alive program.

Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop

Mary Lincoln knew a thing or two about shopping. Here’s your chance to hop around the downtown shops with the First Lady herself. Every Saturday at 11:00 am, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Mary’s shopping habits, meet the owners of downtown boutiques, and discover work of Springfield’s talented craftspeople and artists.

Each week will feature up to three downtown shops. Please meet at the Springfield Visitor’s Center located at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Tour will begin a little after 11:00 am and run about 45 minutes.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Springfield, Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop is apart of their History Comes Alive program.

Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop

Mary Lincoln knew a thing or two about shopping. Here’s your chance to hop around the downtown shops with the First Lady herself. Every Saturday at 11:00 am, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Mary’s shopping habits, meet the owners of downtown boutiques, and discover work of Springfield’s talented craftspeople and artists.

Each week will feature up to three downtown shops. Please meet at the Springfield Visitor’s Center located at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Tour will begin a little after 11:00 am and run about 45 minutes.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Springfield, Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop is apart of their History Comes Alive program.

Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop

Mary Lincoln knew a thing or two about shopping. Here’s your chance to hop around the downtown shops with the First Lady herself. Every Saturday at 11:00 am, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Mary’s shopping habits, meet the owners of downtown boutiques, and discover work of Springfield’s talented craftspeople and artists.

Each week will feature up to three downtown shops. Please meet at the Springfield Visitor’s Center located at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Tour will begin a little after 11:00 am and run about 45 minutes.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Springfield, Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop is apart of their History Comes Alive program.

Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop

Mary Lincoln knew a thing or two about shopping. Here’s your chance to hop around the downtown shops with the First Lady herself. Every Saturday at 11:00 am, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Mary’s shopping habits, meet the owners of downtown boutiques, and discover work of Springfield’s talented craftspeople and artists.

Each week will feature up to three downtown shops. Please meet at the Springfield Visitor’s Center located at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Tour will begin a little after 11:00 am and run about 45 minutes.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Springfield, Mary Lincoln’s Shop Hop is apart of their History Comes Alive program.

Lincoln, The Great Communicator

Looking for Lincoln will host a new program featuring Lincoln impersonator George Buss and Illinois folk musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in the premier of their new show, Lincoln The Great Communicator. The program combines live period music with conversation and narrative by President Lincoln (using Lincoln’s own words) to explore Lincoln’s use of communication as a personal and political tool. The event is free and open to the public.

This theatrical style program is presented as a casual conversation between President Lincoln and Vallillo discussing Lincoln’s gifts as a communicator and way he used those skills for the betterment of mankind throughout his lifetime. In the midst of the conversation, Vallillo will perform period music on guitar, bottleneck slide Dobro, banjo and jaw harp to illustrate Lincoln’s point and the President will quote passages from some of his favorite speeches.

Spend an Afternoon with Mr. Lincoln

“Mr. Lincoln,” starring John O’Connor, takes the audience from Lincoln’s earliest days to his election to the tragic events of April 15, 1865. It reverberates with the power of Lincoln’s words but also sparkles with his wit and humor.

The performance takes place at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 15. Tickets are $8 for the general public or $5 for members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. For tickets, click here.

“The play is filled with Lincoln’s humor and also quite moving. John O’Connor as Lincoln is one of those performances that will stay in your mind for a long time to come,” said Phil Funkenbusch, theater director at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

“It’s exciting, challenging, and humbling to portray this man for all the obvious reasons,” O’Connor said. “But most fascinating to me is the paradox that is Lincoln: He saved the Union, took vital steps toward ending slavery and explained himself with some of the more transcendent and enduring language ever spoken, and at the same time was just a regular man. He could be the neighbor down the street who happens to practice law downtown.”

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