1908 Race Riot Walking Tour

07aug10:30 am11:30 am1908 Race Riot Walking TourBegins/Ends at Old State Capitol10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-05:00) View in my time

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1908 Race Riot Walking Tour – Forty-three years after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and just six months before his 100th birthday, many of his hometown African American friends and their descendant’s lives were turned upside down by racial hate and economic jealousy during the Springfield 1908 Race Riot. This hour-long tour will discuss a portion of the devastating 1908 Race Riot.

1908 Race Riot Walking Tour, Begins/ends at Old State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced State Historic Sites in Springfield will host a series of free “Walk, Hike and Bike History” tours beginning April 10 and continuing through mid-November 2021.

“This new initiative creates fun and educational outdoor experiences that will make meaningful connections between our guests and must-see museums and monuments,” said Von Bandy, director of the IDNR Office of Land Management.

Tours will be guided by history education interpreters from the IDNR Office of Land Management, with each tour ranging in duration from one to two hours. Reservations, which will be required, can be made through the IDNR website. The capacity of all experiences will be limited and follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All tours are free, and donations in support of local historic sites will be welcomed.

Book your spot here:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistoric/Experience/Promotions/Pages/Walk-Hike-Bike-and-History.aspx


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am(GMT-05:00)

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